|Country||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Type of Measure||Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data|
|Form of Violence||Violence against women and girls|
The Social Survey on Violence against Children and Women: ‘Attitudes to Corporal Punishment, Child Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence in St. Kitts’ (UNICEF, 2014) examined local attitudes towards abuse. The findings revealed respondents had major concerns about child sexual abuse (49%) and domestic violence (44%) but much underreporting. Factors that prevent women coming forward include fear of reprisals, embarrassment, economic and emotional dependence upon the abuser, stigma, belief that reports of child abuse would not be acted upon, and the length of the judicial process.