CARICOM Advisory Workshop opens in Guyana

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Twenty-Second Regional Workshop of the CARICOM Advisory Group on Statistics began at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on Monday, 18 June 2018.

The main objectives of the workshop are strengthening capacity in order to enable the collection of administrative data on Gender Based Violence (GBV) including intra-family and domestic violence; identify issues and concerns around GBV so as to inform data collection and disaggregation: and developing a harmonised approach to GBV data gathering and disaggregation.

The meeting comes under a CARIFORUM Project, Support for Crime and Violence Prevention and Social Development, Programme Estimate No.1 funded under the Tenth European Development Fund (EDF).

The project is aimed at strengthening the region’s capacity to prevent crime and violence through support for Crime Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Restorative Justice in CARIFORUM.

The activity is being executed by the Human and Social Development (HSD) Directorate of the CARICOM Secretariat. Specifically, it provides the opportunity to build the capacity of service providers, strengthening institutional systems and networks to effectively develop/strengthen social and situational crime prevention strategies with the emphasis on areas including intra-family violence.

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