GOB Looks To Revise Sexual Harassment Policy and Take it to Cabinet
Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, also highlighted that these sixteen days of activism promote breaking the silence against any form of violence and abuse against women in and out of the home setting, which includes sexual harassment. Minister Balderamos-Garcia added that her Ministry is working on revising the sexual harassment act to provide an update that reflects the needs of today’s society.
Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister of Human Development: “There is a sexual harassment act. I don’t think anybody has used to go to court as yet but we have a new version of the sexual harassment act that CARICOM the Caribbean countries are putting forward and we would like to bring that to the forefront and to change our law and update it just like we updated the domestic violence law and we updated it in 2017 we want to update the sexual harassment legislation because we should not be silent where there is sexual harassment of any sort. Many women like I said they just wanna hide it but always tell somebody if something is happening to you. Tell somebody that you trust. Don’t remain silent when you are experiencing a form of harassment, violence, abuse or whatever it may be.”
Reporter:You said that still has to be taken to cabinet how soon do we expect to see these.
Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister of Human Development: “Very shortly. Very shortly. Like I said we have so much on the agenda that and then we had the hurricane and everything because I was hoping that by the end of this month we would have already cleared it you know? But since that hasn’t happened yet I’m hoping maybe not more than another two months.”