Caribbean study visit report by Rashida Manjoo (former) United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women

01/13/207 13 Jan 2017

The main objectives of the study visit were to: (a) allow government officials, civil society actors and relevant stakeholders to discuss constructively the manifestations of violence against women, and debate strategies to reduce and eliminate all forms of violence against women and its causes; (b) create an opportunity to have an initial assessment of the situation of violence against women in the Commonwealth Caribbean, a region where there has never been an official visited by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, notwithstanding the request for a visit sent to The Bahamas in August 2013; (c) identify and share best practices developed in the countries subject of the study visit and also areas in which additional work is needed, through technical cooperation and capacity building; and (d) encourage synergies between relevant United Nations agencies and other regional mechanisms working to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in the region.

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