Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2022 successfully passed in National Assembly

Source: SKNVibes

The Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which seeks to make much-needed urgent changes to protect victims of domestic violence and provide them with swift access to justice, was successfully passed in St. Kitts and Nevis’ National Assembly on Friday, November 04, 2022.

Junior Minister responsible for Gender Affairs and Mover of the Bill, the Honourable Senator Isalean Phillip said that “the prevalence of gender-based violence is a growing concern in our Federation” hence, the Bill is a critical piece of legislation.

Senator Phillip reflected on the statistics from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) noting that domestic violence has increased steadily with a surge in 2020 following the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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