Country Guyana
Year 2008
Type of Measure Work with public private sectors > Sports
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


In November 2008, The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security through its Domestic Violence and Policy Unit held an awareness session with the Guyana‘s Pepsi Sonics basketball team. The session targeted the young players whose ages range from 13 to 28 years to help spread awareness of the present domestic violence situation in society. The objectives of the presentations were to inform and educate them on the aspects of domestic violence and to help them respond to domestic violence solutions. The policy was launched under the theme "Break the Cycle, Take Control."

Source of Information

Update of to the response of Guyana to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011