Country Suriname
Year 2008
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Work with public private sectors > Media
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Ministry of Justice and Police broadcasted awareness raising programs about domestic violence through regional and national TV and radio stations in 2008.                             

The title of the television program was "Huiselijk Geweld in Nickerie" (Domestic violence in Nickerie).The duration of the program was about 15 to 20 minutes and it was broadcast in June 2008. Several forms of domestic violence (physical, psychological, financial, sexual violence), their causes and consequences, and what to do and where to go for help were addressed. The main message was to alert the public, specifically the population of Nickerie about domestic violence and how to deal with it. Several languages were used in this program (Dutch, Sranan Tongo and Sarnami). The target audience was the general public.

Radio programs were also broadcasted during June 2008. The main message was to alert the public what domestic violence is en how to deal with it en where to go for help.

The Bureau Women en Child Policy (department within the Ministry of Justice and Police) had also made an information folder about domestic violence and distributed to relevant organizations.

Source of Information

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