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?
"Usain Bolt - The Bolt!" by Nick Webb is licensed under CC BY 2.0 By Marlene Saint Martin The rush of seeing Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning medals in three different editions of the Olympic Games has not faded as yet. During 17 days, we cheered while watching our favorite athletes aspire to Olympic glory in Rio 2016. Our Caribbean athletes, many of whom have … [Read more...] about How To Win Like A Caribbean Olympic Champion
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?
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