Country Guyana
Year 2011
Type of Measure Administrative data > Health, Administrative data > Justice, Administrative data > Police, Administrative data > Social Services
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of policies on violence against women, the Government of Guyana has introduced a research and data gathering mechanism.  This mechanism includes adequate data gathering on domestic violence incidents and reports.  The source of this data includes the Ministry of Health (hospitals and health facilities), the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, the Ministry of Legal Affairs, the Probation and Welfare Department of the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security, the Guyana Police Force, the courts and non-government organizations (such as Help and Shelter).

The Ministry of Home Affairs has developed an Integrated Crime and Violence Information System which has enabled the establishment of data centres at the Guyana Police Force headquarters and the Ministry of Home Affairs and allows for the integration of all police stations via a wide area network to access information on domestic violence and other crimes.  The Ministry of Home Affairs usually publishes an annual statistical report on domestic violence reports and cases within Guyana.  The Guyana Police Force issues six month reports to the media on the crime statistics including reports cases of domestic and sexual violence.

Source of Information

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