In 2018, the Ministry of Social Development, Housing and Community Empowerment, in collaboration with the Royal Grenada Police Force, established a Technical Working Group (TWG) comprised of partner Ministries and entities. It was tasked to further define and propose a mechanism to respond to and prevent intimate partner violence, sexual violence and child abuse, based on the human rights and gender equality approach which would be comprehensive, feasible and accountable. The TWG was also required to identify roles, responsibilities and services of key entities, and the gaps in delivery of services and strategies to address them. Further, it was required to propose parameters for a Sexual Offenders Registry. Following submission of its report, a High-Level Meeting was held to identify priorities for action with regard to strengthening services by each service provider and preventing gender-based violence and child abuse. The identified priorities will inform future action. In response to this Report, the Ministry of Social Development, Housing and Community Empowerment (MoSDHCE) is also considering ways to strengthen a coordinating mechanism which is led by or includes the National Machinery for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
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