Gender Inequality

The shadow pandemic: COVID-19 has resulted in a rise of violence against women in the Caribbean

A women from the Dominican Republic is photo'd with a mask on to protect her from COVID-19.

Lifetime prevalence rates of intimate partner violence range from 39% in Grenada, to 44% in Trinidad and Tobago. Image: REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas - RC21NH9FWK99

Tahseen Sayed
Country Director for Caribbean Countries, Latin America and Caribbean
Emily Bartels Bland
External Affairs Associate, World Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean communications department
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46% of women in the five countries studied have experienced at least one form of violence. Image: Caribbean Women Count: Ending Violence against Women and Girls
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