Country Saint Kitts and Nevis
Year 2010
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Domestic Violence Act of 2000 addresses Care and Protection of children. This Act seeks to bring protection to persons who have experienced physical or psychological suffering, who have been molested or harassed in the context of the home, and who need protection from further harm. The law recognizes the fragility of children who are a part of these households, and speaks specifically to their protection in terms of providing inter alia for granting of injunction and protection orders. The Domestic Violence Act prohibits violence that results in or is likely to result in
(i) Physical harm, (ii) Sexual suffering, or (iii) Psychological suffering. It also sets out as offences: Threats of violence, coercion, arbitrary deprivation of liberty, molestation, and any conduct of an offensive or harassing nature and which amounts to psychological abuse, intimidation or persecution.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/10/KNA/1, para 57, 85