Country Barbados
Year 2018
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In response to the increase in violence in schools, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, with assistance from UNICEF, launched an Anti-violence Campaign in July 2018 under the theme “Peace Begins With Me: Talk it Out, Violence Solves Nothing”. Peer-on-peer violence by children was a big concern for the Ministry of Education and studies showed that between 25 to 50 per cent of children have been victims of bullying. Cyber bullying was also a major area of concern for the Ministry. The campaign includes an increase in guidance counsellors in secondary schools and hiring safety officers and social workers in a number of schools. It also involves closer relations with principals and teachers, as well as a partnership with the Transport Board. Facilitating anger management resolution classes is also another proposed strategy. 

Source of Information

Barbados's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.41