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Domestic violence is everyone’s business – CCSJ

In a media release the Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) calls for an urgent response by all citizens to the prevalence of domestic/intimate partner violence in Trinidad and Tobago.

Emphasising domestic violence is not part of God’s plan, and various faith communities instil the need for neighbourly love, the CCSJ stated passivity must now be replaced by strategies to address and eliminate the issue which “has serious health, social and economic consequences for our society”.

The hope was expressed that in the awaited update to the Domestic Violence Act 45:56, ten legislative and policy amendments as proposed by the Equal Opportunity Commission in November 2017 —including mandatory programmes for victims and perpetrators—will be adopted.

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