Country Antigua and Barbuda
Year 2015 - 2018
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

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. 

Source of Information

Antigua and Barbuda's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.19

For more information: Strategic Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence (2011-2015)