|Type of Measure||Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women|
|Form of Violence||Violence against women and girls|
In order to address violence against women and girls, Saint Lucia introduced a National Plan/Partnership of Action (NPA) to End Gender-based Violence in 2016. The NPA involves the
collaboration of a number of stakeholders within government and civil society in response to a rise in the number of cases of gender-based violence on the island. The NPA is built around six
national objectives (awareness; leadership; research and evaluation; innovative solutions; strategic planning; and integration and strategic alliances), and eighteen specific strategies to
achieve these strategic objectives. Partnership is a central principle of the NPA, as all strategies enlist the partnership of various stakeholders while the Department of Gender Relations is the agency responsible for coordinating the implementation of this landmark achievement. During 2019 there have been renewed efforts to implement the NPA within a national framework
aimed at strengthening the normative and institutional structures of the agencies engaged in offering essential services to women and girl victims of gender-based violence; thus resulting in
a delay of its implementation.