From 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence mobilized organizations and women around the world. It is estimated that nearly one in three women around the world will experience violence in her lifetime, typically at the hands of … [Read more...] about Are Caribbean Homes Safe for Women?
In April 2013, The Bahamas’ Attorney-General requested a grant to pilot methods to reduce the lengthy turnaround times on criminal cases. Ensuring the funding for this technical cooperation was challenging. Among the IDB’s trust funds, The Bahamas is not an “A” candidate to invest in. However, once in execution, we anchored the outcome of this technical cooperation’s pilot case … [Read more...] about Working Together to Strengthen the Rule of Law in the Bahamas
The gun was pointed directly at us. What scared me was not so much the gun but the crazed look in the 18-year-old’s eyes. It was as if anything done at that moment would make him jump and inadvertently pull the trigger. I, at 15 years old, was paralyzed with fear. My brother gently eased my seat back and told me to stay low. He slowly stepped out of his car. I remember the … [Read more...] about Healing for the Victim and the Offender Part I