Country Suriname
Year 2008
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


On May 05, 2008 six ministers (Justice & Police, Home Affairs, Social Affairs, Health, Education, Regional Development) signed a cooperation agreement to better develop their policy and to approach domestic violence in a structured way. At this event the Minister of Justice & Police and the Minister of Home Affairs addressed domestic violence and denounced this phenomenon. Ministers, several representatives of Government and N.G.O and media were present. The cooperation agreement established the Steering Committee on Domestic Violence.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Suriname to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009