Jamaica: Help Coming For Women-Beaters

The Holness administration is crafting intervention for men who batter and scar Jamaican women and children, oftentimes leaving the victims burdened by trauma long after their physical wounds have healed.

An initiative to be spearheaded by the Bureau of Gender Affairs will be modelled along the lines of the Restorative Justice Programme in the Ministry of Justice, which uses conflict-resolution mechanisms to settle disputes between victims and perpetrators.

The disclosure was made by Minister of Gender Affairs Olivia Grange during observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Kingston.

Speaking at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Grange told her audience that effectively tackling intimate partner violence would only be successful through rehabilitative treatment for the perpetrators.


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