Developing evidence-based policies, particularly in the developing world, can be difficult when reliable data are not available. Many crimes go unreported by the public, or unrecorded by the police. Victimization surveys are increasingly recognized as useful tools, but these surveys can be complex and costly, which can lead to cutting corners and producing low quality data. … [Read more...] about Victimization Surveys: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid
As we near the International day to End Violence Against Women, November 25th, it is important to recognize how little is actually known about the issue in the Caribbean. The impact of violence on different gender groups (men, women, boy and girls) is still understudied particularly in contexts - like those of many Caribbean countries – where high levels of urban violence have … [Read more...] about Yes, Caribbean men are dying from violence, but what about women?
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, PicFreak If you ask Caribbean adults if corporal punishment is OK, 66% (65% of males and 68% of females) say yes. Of these, 91% (93% males and 89% females) admit to suffering corporal punishment as children. Of the latter only 13% (14% males and 11% females) respond by declaring corporal punishment as unacceptable. Thus, there is a … [Read more...] about It’s only spanking! Isn’t it?
by Guest blogger, Norma Peña Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Sidney Paget It's very likely that you have a female relative, friend or acquaintance who has been the victim of domestic violence. In Latin America and the Caribbean, one out of every three women in a relationship has been the victim of sexual or physical violence by their husbands or partners (OMS, … [Read more...] about Domestic violence: The cost of a silent reality
Photo by Silvia Dangond Gibsone I am going to give you five numbers that underscore the tragedy of domestic violence. But first we should remember why we celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Thirty-three years ago, Patricia, Minerva and Maria Teresa, known as the Mirabal Sisters, died in the Dominican Republic after they were hung … [Read more...] about Five shocking numbers about domestic violence