Gender-based violence on the rise in Antigua & Barbuda

In light of the observation of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, the Directorate of Gender Affairs (DoGA) is highlighting issues that females still face in Antigua & Barbuda.

According to Communications Specialist within the DoGA, Raisa Charles, there has been an increase in gender-based violence where partners are being abused in a number of ways.

“What we do find happening in Antigua & Barbuda though is the issue of domestic violence. It does happen and women are predominantly the victims of this gender based and intimate partner violence where more and more women are coming in saying that their boyfriends or their husbands are abusing them in some way whether it be physically, emotionally, financially,” Charles said on the Voice of the People.

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