RCI St. Lucia
posted on March 05, 2015 13:46
A human rights advocate based in Barbados has been reacting to the recent cases of violence against women which have dominated the news this week
Ms Felicia Browne describes as remarkable the level of support for the victims and their families particularly in cases of rape and domestic violence.
This comes following news of the brutal beating of a woman at the hands of her partner and the rape of another woman at Lastic Hill.
Ms Browne has called for a revision of the laws that would remove the responsibility of pressing charges on the victim.
She was however careful to add that the situation can be difficult to process as the right of the victim to refuse to do so must be respected.
In making reference to the lag in justice reform, Ms Browne believes that legislators do not place adequate emphasis on issues relating to violence against women