Between 1995 and 1999, action was taken to assist Police Officers in responding appropriately to cases of domestic violence. A training workshop on domestic for Police Officers was conducted by the National Women's Machinery (NWM) as part of the activities under the Gender Equity Fund project. The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has since included a module on domestic violence in a Conflict Management Seminar for its officers. Police recruits are being educated on domestic violence at the local Police Training School through the use of a manual for Police Officers developed by the United Nations Fund for Women. During the period under review, several Police Officers have attended local and foreign training on gender-based violence. As a means of addressing within its ranks, a protocol to deal with perpetrators within the Police Force has been developed.
Source of Information
CEDAW/C/LCA/1-6 para 5.14