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Will proposed gender-based violence legislation use the term marital rape? It’s a question put to Minister of State for Social Services.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Will proposed legislation against gender-based violence use the term marital rape? It’s the question put to Minister of State for Social Services today.

Our Sasha Lightbourne has the story.



Violence against women should be on the minds of everyone in the country, not just women, according to Minister of State for Social Services Lisa Rahming. Rahming giving an update on a suite of gender-based violence legislation

Earlier this month, 24-year-old Carissa Culmer was allegedly found hanging in a room at the Land Shark Hotel on March 10.

Rahming was unable to say when the proposed legislation would be brought before Cabinet but she did notes there will be extensive public education.

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