The National Strategic Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Girls (2015-2018) was introduced as a policy advanced by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to end violence and all forms of discrimination against women and girls. The plan was responsible for the creation of a national electronic database to record incidents of gender-based sexual violence (GBSV) and to facilitate referrals between agencies have also been introduced. The database allows for data entry between service providers and aims to improve the collection of administrative data on GBSV. Another outcome of the Strategic Action Plan was the implementation of nation‐wide public engagement campaigns to strengthen advocacy and awareness on eliminating violence against women. The Directorate of Gender Affairs (DoGA) implemented a number of social mobilization interventions and programmes to address violence against women.
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