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Participants pledge their commitment to work towards ending Gender-Based Violence, Paramaribo, Suriname

Source: http://www.caricom.org/jsp/photo_gallery/gender_based_violence_workshop/photogallery_gender_based_violence_workshop.jsp

Music Mondays: Romain Virgo’s “Taking you home” & Tarrus Riley’s “Start a new”

This double feature is courtesy of JamaicanDiaspora’s youtube page and address the pervasive issue of Intimate Partner Violence.

 

Various studies has shown the rise in DV across the region. Research from World Bank revealed the region having a higher rate of sexual violence than the world average. Additionally, ” Approximately 30% of women surveyed in Trinidad & Tobago experienced domestic violence; 67% of women in Suriname have experienced violence in a cohabiting relationship and 30% of adult women in Antigua & Barbuda and Barbados have experienced some form of domestic abuse.”

Violence against women, and indeed any kind of domestic violence (including against men) has no place in society.

Visit UN’s UNiTE to end violence against women to learn more: http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/

See also: http://www.bbc.co.uk/caribbean/news/story/2004/03/040308_domestic-violence.shtml

and CWHA: http://www.cwha.org/services.php?a=violence