The Bureau of Gender Affairs is the national machinery within the Ministry of Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs responsible for the administration of gender issues, including men and women’s affairs.
Yes, there is. It is a commitment from the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the principle of gender equality at the national, regional and international levels. The goal of this policy is to promote gender equity, equality, social justice and sustainable human development in Dominica.
No, there is none. However, provision is made in the Sexual offences Act which can be used to accommodate victims of Sexual Harassment. The Sexual offences Act is currently under review and gaps relating to Sexual Harassment will be sufficiently addressed in the revised act.
The Bureau of Gender Affairs provides both direct care and referral services.
Direct care is provided in the form of counseling to meet psychological needs through an in-take process.
The BGA also guides victims to other relevant agencies that could provide assistance
such as the Police, Legal Aid, Magistrate Court, Social Welfare Department, Adult
Education Division, Health services and Housing Division.