Country Marshall Islands
Year 2012
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

Domestic Violence Prevention & Protection Task Force (DVPPA) was established as an attachment to the Secretary of Internal affairs to ensure the law is implemented, recommendations are made, and lobbying is implemented for parliament‘s financial support in ministry‘s recurrent budget. The Domestic Violence law is realized to be weak and does not help with data collection aside from the fact the public safety need training and capacity building. The attorney general does not favor using the DVPP Act because most Domestic Violence cases qualifies for felony charges under the criminal code meaning the no drop policy is not enforced and no data or low.

Source of Information

The Republic of Marshall Islands, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 19