Country Dominica
Year 2012
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

A study on domestic violence in Dominica by Child Fund suggests that ‘the primary cause of domestic violence against women is rooted in the imbalance of power relations between men and women. That study supports other findings confirming that domestic violence is generally carried out in a context of power and control over a weaker or less powerful victim and acknowledges the existence of male power and control over different spheres of the Dominican society, be it cultural, economic and political.’

Source of Information

The Government of Dominica, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 30