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PM Discusses Gender-Based Violence

Prime Minister Philip Davis addressing growing concerns over gender-based violence (GBV) in the country during a National Discretionary Law Review forum, Thursday.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Philip Davis addressing growing concerns over gender-based violence (GBV) in the country during a National Discretionary Law Review forum, Thursday.

Cherika Johnson reports.

Amid heightened focus on GBV, Prime Minister Davis says Attorney General Ryan Pinder is looking at how domestic violence legislation can include a new approach to fighting gender-based violence in the country.

However, he asserted modernizing the country’s laws to fight gender-based violence is not enough.

Speaking at the national gender-based violence law review forum, he added the public shares a responsibility in ending violence against women.

United Nations committee member Marion Methel believes the discussions must include the discrimination that marginalized women with intersecting identities still face in the country.

In recent weeks, the country has seen a spike in violence against women, stirring public outcry. Social Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe believes this violence is deeply rooted in gender inequality.

 

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