Students of the Parkinson Memorial School speaking out against abuse during the observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls yesterday at the UWI Open Campus. The event was organised by the Women and Development Unit of the Open Campus.
THIRTY per cent of women in Barbados have encountered some form of physical abuse.
This was revealed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Open Campus, Dr. Luz Longsworth, who delivered the main address prior to the march to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls yesterday at the UWI Open Campus.
She said that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) also reported the same levels of abuse against women, according to a UNIFEM report.
¡°In the British Virgin Islands and Barbados, 30% of women reported having been physically abused.
¡°In Jamaica, nearly one quarter of all murders in the past three years were a result of domestic violence. In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a recent research project found that 75 per cent of the perpetrators of domestic violence were males in common-law relationships -...