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Violence Against Women Is A Global Pandemic
According to the United Nations, “one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner. Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women is a global pandemic that takes place in public and private spaces.” Click here for Infograpic.
Trinidad and Tobago
How do we end discrimination and violence against women in T&T? In our International Women’s Day release March 8th, we reminded you that a framework does indeed exist. Click here for a reminder of the framework that exists.
The key aspects to addressing this dilemma include ongoing awareness, education, research, analysis, policy development and implementation, law enforcement and support services. While we acknowledge the progress we’ve made with regard to policy development, increased awareness and activism, there is still much work to be done with regard to education, policy implementation, research, analysis, law enforcement and support services.
The graphs below show comparative analysis of domestic violence reports and murders 2009 to 2015. Comparative analysis by gender has been provided for 2009 to 2014. We’ll share the 2015 and year to date figures within next month’s release (April 25th), along with some additional data we’ve been gathering.
Keep in mind that not all instances of domestic violence are reported, and many cases of missing persons and murders remain unsolved.
The ongoing and alarming instances of violence against our women and children, indicate that it’s time we step it up. Don’t you think?