Country Grenada
Year 2013
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Division of Gender and Family Affairs is the National Women’s/Gender Equality Machinery. It is a division in the Ministry of Social Development. One of its units is the Domestic Violence Unit which was established in 2003. The Unit is charged with the responsibility of co-ordinating national responses to prevent and punish acts of domestic violence, and also provides services to protect and support victims by:
o Supporting enforcement of policy and legislation
o Public sensitization
o Assistance to victims in finding safe shelter, counseling and participation in empowerment programs. Temporary safe shelter is available for women in abusive situations at the Cedars Home.
o Educational programs through community initiatives and use of media

Source of Information

The Government of Grenada, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 65