Country Barbados
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

This Bill would amend the Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act, Cap. 130A to

- make provision for a comprehensive definition of the term “domestic violence”;
- extend the classes of persons who are considered to be victims of domestic violence;
- ensure that victims of domestic violence receive the appropriate counselling or therapy;
- facilitate the enrolment of perpetrators of domestic violence in the appropriate rehabilitative programmes;
- extend the classes of persons who may intervene in applications before the Court on behalf of victims of domestic violence;
- establish the duties and powers of members of the Police Force in relation to allegations of domestic violence, including the power to issue emergency protection orders;
- maximise the safety and protection of victims and ensure that perpetrators of domestic violence are held accountable, and for related matters.

Source of Information

Barbados Parliament

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