Organisations in Saint Lucia call for safe spaces for victims of domestic violence as crimes against females are on the rise. In failing to offer victim services, the human rights of the women and girls in St Lucia go unprotected.
(SNO) — An organization which advocates on behalf of women and children who are victims of violence is raising concerns that crimes against females are on the rise in Saint Lucia.
To further compound the problem, Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia said finding shelter for victim of domestic violence is a huge problem.
It is now calling for a safe place for victims of domestic violence.
“Our greatest challenge is to find shelter for a domestic violence victim who needs a safe place urgently,” the organization said in a statement. “We have no public housing and the lone domestic violence shelter in St. Lucia can only accommodate five families at a time and is always at capacity.”
According to the organization, official statistics collected by government agencies, domestic violence and other crimes against women and girls is on the rise but no new facilities or services are being provided by the state. Read the full article here.