Domestic Violence

The NGO Caribbean Development Foundation- Domestic Violence Campaign

 The NGO Caribbean Development Foundation added another initiative to its violence against women campaign. The foundation launched its 2017 violence against women campaign with ‘A call to men” , a series of workshops held in 4 countries across the Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad. The workshop was held in Grenada, St. Vincent , St.Lucia and Trinidad between February 20th and March 30th ,2017.

The objective of the  workshops was to include men in the solution to violence against women, by providing NGOs and individuals with the training on how to counsel men with a history of violence in the family and in their relationships. Click on this link for more details on the workshop including the course material. “A Call to Men”


                                             The Cascadia Protocol

The foundation’s work on the issue of domestic violence is centered around the Non Governmental Organisations. Our work is meant to strengthen the sector so that they are better able to provide direct support to victims of domestic violence. Our campaign started with a regional conference held at the Cascadia Hotel in St. Ann’s Trinidad in September 2010. NGOs from across there region were brought to Trinidad, with the objective of having them put forward recommendations for coping with the issue of domestic violence in our region.

The petition below is a summary of some of the main recommendations put forward by  NGOs across the region after an extensive consultative process. The complete list of recommendations are to be found in the full Cascadia document below the petitions.

Sign the petition below and play your part to eradicate domestic violence in our region.

              Domestic Violence Petition


Click here to read and sign the Cascadia Protocol Petition-Trinidad & Tobago


Click here to read and sign the Cascadia Protocol Petition – Suriname


Click here to read and sign the Cascadia Protocol Petition – Barbados


Click here to read and sign the Cascadia Protocol Petition – Guyana








The Petitions above summarize the main recommendations put forward by the NGO sector in each country. The recommendations are meant to provide us with a framework  for coping with the issue of domestic violence in our region. To read the complete document click on the icon below for the full Cascadia Protocol


                       ” The Cascadia Protocol”

                           Click  on the icon below to read the full document.

Docment image - website

Read the full Cascadia Protocol document for each country


The Cascadia protocol is the key component of the NGO Caribbean Development Foundation’s violence against women campaign. The protocol is the result of an extensive consultative process with Non governmental organisations (NGOs) and other stakeholders across the CARICOM area. The recommendations in the protocol are based on the feedback from the consultative Forums held in each CARICOM country. The petition summarizes the key recommendations in the Cascadia Protocol document. The aim of the recommendations in the protocol is to provide regional governments with broad based policy guidelines for the implementation of programs and procedures that will directly and indirectly provide women experiencing violence in the home with a greater level of support and protection. The Protocols for Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Barbados and Guyana are the first to be released, and will be followed by the release of the document in other CARICOM states at a later date. The recommendations in the document for each country, are based on the feedback from the consultative forums held in each country



Overview f the violence against women campaign




 The Library

International Agreements

The Library


Included in our Library are copies of International agreements on violence against women, signed by CARICOM governments. There are also copies of the various domestic violence acts from across the region, as well as other documents of interest pertaining to this issue. Click on the icon above to access the aforementioned documents. If you have any information on the topic of domestic violence or gender based violence that you would like to share with us please email us at






City of Port of Spain, Photo by witek Hebanowski

The Violence against women campaign of The NGO Caribbean Development Foundation between 2010 to 2014 was funded by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland, The Kingdom of the Netherlands, Fernandes Business Centre, and the Foreign and commonwealth office of the United Kingdom

British Logo Fernandes logo

The Kingdom of The Netherlands