Victimisation, Violence Perpetration, and attitudes towards violence among boys and girls from Barbados and Grenada
This version is available at http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/32544/
The Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2017 Presentation
Debowska, Agata, Boduszek, Daniel and Jones, Adele (2017) Profiles and behavioural consequences of violence victimisation among male and female adolescents from the Caribbean. In: The Stockholm Criminology Symposium, 19¬21 June 2017, Stockholm. (Unpublished)
This version is available at http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/32291/
21 Lessons: preventing Domestic Violence in the Caribbean
This qualitative study was carried out as part of the prevention of domestic violence in the Caribbean. Overall 109 participants (49 women and 60 men) from Grenada and Barbados participated in the research which was carried out between April and July 2016 by a team of Caribbean experts.
Computer Game Presentation
David Smith (Game Developer)
January 2017 – March 2017
Final Report of Qualitative Research
Domestic violence infringes the basic right to security of the individual and affects society as a whole – it impacts on demography, education and health systems, the economy, political participation and the overall security of a country. Domestic violence is a universal problem which affects all parts of the social fabric; it transcends ethnic, gender, religious, generational and economic lines. In Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, beyond the ratification of a number of international instruments, domestic violence is widely recognised as a persistent challenge.
On average, more than one in three women in the Caribbean experience gender-based violence in their lifetime; child sexual abuse is also a concern. The causes behind domestic violence in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean are complex and deeply entrenched in cultural and behavioural norms. The prevention of domestic violence is vital if protection rights are to be effectively safeguarded. To this end, a sustainable and community driven approach -involving civil society and the various stakeholders – is crucial in effecting changes in cultural attitudes towards domestic violence. Early and continuous education about gender based violence and a focus on the prosecution and rehabilitation of perpetrators are both necessary to address the problem at its root.
In addition, it is important that the relevant legal framework – and accompanying measures – is fortified and effectively enforced, so that the safety of victims and their families is adequately provided for. A co-ordinated approach between the various stakeholders is important to allow public and private mitigation and response mechanisms toward both protective and restorative safety nets (European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), ‘Towards a Future Free from Domestic Violence’, Guidelines for grant applicants 2014).
Boys to Men: Male Perspecitves On Domestic Violence
- Improving access to justice and services
- Stakeholder capacity building
European Researchers' Night 2016