Country Saint Lucia
Year 1999
Type of Measure Police > Training, Prevention > Community mobilization
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The National Women's Machinery (NWM) implemented a one-year project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)/Gender Equity Fund in 1999. The project involved public education and sensitization on gender-based violence, training of members of the Police Force and community volunteers in counselling and crisis intervention skills, establishment of community response teams to provide support in cases of gender-based violence at the local level. Sensitization and awareness building at the judiciary level and of the media was also included. The attitudes which perpetuate gender violence is developed during the socialization process, schools and the education system as institutions of socialization, have been specifically targeted in the education and sensitization programme.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/LCA/1-6 para 5.13