Country Guyana
Year 2011
Type of Measure Work with public private sectors > Faith based organizations
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

There are several religious organizations in Guyana that offer residential care institutions that provide support to victims of domestic violence and other crime related victims:

These organizations include:

1. The Camal's Home for Battered women and homeless children. This Home has the capacity to house 50 women and children who are victims of domestic violence;

2. The New Nazareth Home for Women and Holy Family Home for women offers refuge to women who are victims of domestic violence and other crimes;

3. The Panaan Full Gospel Children's Home, the Joshua House for Children, St. Ann's Girls Orphanage, St. John Bosco Boy's Orphanage, Vedic Mandir's children's home, Shaheed Orphanage, Prabhu Sharan Orphanage, and Alpha Children's Home all offer support to children who are orphans or those who have are victims of crimes such as domestic and sexual violence.  There are 22 registered residential institutions in Guyana with an estimated population of 500 persons.  These institutions are monitored by the Child Care Protection Agency, Probation and Family Welfare Department.

Source of Information

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