Country Guyana
Year 2011
Type of Measure Work with public private sectors > Faith based organizations
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


In May 2011, a nationwide youth retreat by Christian youths from the Guyana Congregational Union and the Guyana Presbyterian Church, was held on domestic violence focusing on how individuals can make the choice to stop it. The event was held in Berbice (one of the 10 Administrative Regions and second most populated ). This retreat drew youths from more than 42 churches engaging in a range of workshops, discussions and Bible studies addressing violence in relationships. The issue of domestic violence was addressed from all perspectives and the retreat encouraged young people to adopt non-violent attitudes in their relationships in order to prevent the spread and continuation of violence within their communities. It also aimed to re-educate them about the different systems and structures within society that support and promote violent behaviour and to get young men involved in the fight against that kind of behaviour.

Source of Information

Update of to the response of Guyana to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011