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tes mony

to
be
admissible
in
court
without
parental
permission
(consider
Trinidad & Tobagos
model)

INSTITUTIONALCREATION&
STRENGTHENING

SafeHousesaccording to need
(loca on and capacity), in addi on
to crisis center.

SPECIALCOURT

To
address
sexual
oences (see Spains
Domes c Violence Law)

To improve on resolu on
rate of these cases

To aid in healing of
vic ms by jus ce and to
send
zero
tolerance
message to would be
perpetrators.

Legal Aid for vic ms of


sexual oences.

DRP Leader Anesia Bapste speaks with


Jennifer Hawks in Washington. Hawks is a
Former Head of Crisis Shelter in Waco, Texas.,
U.S. A

POLICESERVICES

Provide at least 2 vehicles at each


police sta on throughout the state

Adequate Human Resources on


duty at each Sta on.

TraininginHumanRights
protec onand sensi vity to
respond in DV and sexual abuse
ma ers.

PUBLICAWARENESS

Our Prime Minister will


lead
Human
Rights
educa onal campaign in
schools.

Human Rights lessons


against rape, pedophilia,
incest and such like, in
schools, via the media

DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLICAN
PARTY SVG

DEMOCRATICREPUBLICANPARTYSVG
Belair, C/O. 2622, Kingstown, St. Vincent.
Tel:5281015
Email:
democra crepublicanpartysvg@gmail.com

AGAINST
DOMESTIC AND
SEXUAL VIOLENCE
VOTE DRP
2015

DRPAGAINSTDOMESTIC
&SEXUALVIOLENCE

ba ery in domes c violence and


teenage pregnancy are among
areas we will address.
A DRP governments role in figh ng
against these violent crimes is to
Educate, Legislate, Implement and
Prosecute
eec vely
for
deterrence. We will therefore look
at four (4) areas:
1. Legisla ve Reform (including
implementa on)
2. JudicialReform(Special Court)

DRP Leader Anesia Bapste with


husband of 7 years Calvert
Bapste

The DRP recognizes that


domes c and sexual violence
is a problem in our country
which seriously aects the
family
and
our
most
vulnerable, including women,
minors, the disabled and the
elderly. We are dedicated to
addressing it from the root,
thoroughly and smartly,
mo vated by our duty to
protect the Godgiven rights
and freedoms of our people.
Rape, incest, assault and

3. PublicAwareness/Educa onfor
transforma on of values and
behavior
4. Ins tu onal crea on and
strengthening (including Police
services)
INCREASING AGE OF SEXUAL
CONSENT

needs, in a quick me
for implementa on.

DRP Leader sits with


University of Quebec in
Montreals Professor Trilsch
and Research Student on
Violence against women in
SVG.
ENACT SEXUAL OFFENCES
LEGISLATION

Provide s er penal es
for rape against minors,
the disabled and the
elderly.

Mandatory repor ng of
sexual abuse against
minors
and
s
penal es for failure to
do so.

S
penal es
for
obstruc on with minors
repor ng.

Provision

The DRP will raise the legal age


of sexual consent to at least 17
(maximum18)

ESTABLISHLAWREFORMUNIT

A
properly
staed
and
resourced unit, dedicated to
upda ng and modernizing of
our laws as applicable to our in

for

minors