|Country||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Type of Measure||Violence against women > Legislation|
|Form of Violence||Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence|
The Domestic Violence Act of 2015 was passed by the Ministry of Legal Affairs as an amendment to local legislation in order to improve both rights of women and girls under the law and their access to justice. The Act expands the definition of domestic violence (DV) under the law, and mandates that police offices file a report on every reported case of DV or Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), among other measures. This ensures that more women are able to seek redress under the law and makes it more likely for their cases to be heard within the court.
Antigua and Barbuda's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.16, p.19, p.41 and p.42
For more information: Domestic Violence Act 2015