Saint George, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The government of Grenada today advocates the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, as confirmed by Prime Minister Keith Mitchell during the launch of the Caribbean data center .
The president pointed out that his country is one of the five member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in conducting national surveys to measure the prevalence of gender violence in the region.
In its opinion, the Caribbean Women Data Center transmits sobering information that confirms the urgent challenge to be faced by all nations, in order to avoid any manifestation of physical, sexual, emotional and economic violence.
It reaffirmed that At the beginning of March, his government made clear its intention to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, and in this sense, civil society and the authorities work together to respond to this abuse with legislative measures.
Mitchell commented that Caricom governments cannot be bystanders of violence, “the problem goes beyond the family because it attacks public human rights and a collective response is necessary to reach the community.”
He recognized the importance of working with men and boys in community bloc countries to promote healthy masculinity and rejection of violence and harmful gender norms.  He urged the other Caricom nations to conduct surveys and provide more representative data on the prevalence in society of violence against women and girls, in order to eradicate this scourge and promote gender equality.