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Fighting Gender-based Violence in The Bahamas

A global problem, affecting women remains on the doorsteps of our country, and is said to be on the rise. Gender-based violence is now...

Campbell appeals to victims of domestic, gender-based violence to ‘end the...

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, urged victims of domestic and/or Gender-based Violence to “break the silence” in order to stop the suffering, much of which he said is being done in solitude. Gender-based violence (GBV) includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse, threats, coercion, and economic or educational deprivation. Domestic Violence is an umbrella term that encompasses both Intimate Partner Violence and Family Violence. “Domestic and Gender-based Violence are two of those social ills that are of great concern to me as the Minister for Social Services and Urban Development,” Minister Campbell said.