One Bill that will be introduced in the National Assembly at a Sitting on November 4th, is the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2022. This also comes following recent Domestic Violence incidents in both St. Kitts & Nevis.
The aim of the Bill is to make urgent changes to protect victims and provide them with swift access to justice.
The United Nations defines Domestic Abuse, also called “Domestic Violence” or “intimate partner violence”, as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Cabinet Secretary to the Federal Government, Dr. Marcus Natta, gives us more: