A National Registry for Domestic Violence was established in 2011 with support from UN Women following the call for improved data on domestic violence. The Bureau of Gender Affairs maintains the Registry and receives reports from various partners including the Dominica Police Force, the Gender Bureau, the Dominica National Council of Women, the Dominica Legal Aid and the Welfare Department. A report was compiled from the National Registry between 2008 and until 2011 on gender-based violence. The report indicates that there were 349 reports of sexual abuse, 140 cases of physical abuse and 118 cases of physiological /emotional abuse, with 479 (85.68%) recorded as female victims.
Source of Information
The Government of Dominica, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 30