“A National Action Plan is needed to address all forms of gender based and domestic violence.”
This plea was made at Wednesday’s Joint Select Committee of Parliament into Social Services and Public Administration.
According to service providers, there has been an increase in reporting during the period of the pandemic however many instances go unreported.
Meanwhile, Clinical Psychologist Asha Garib said gender sensitivity training and awareness will assist in changing the culture of non reporting and believes the training will be particularly helpful for men and boys.
TTPS figures indicate that there has been over 6,000 reported cases of domestic violence between March 2020 to March 2022 – a drastic increase from the March 2018 to March 2020 period.