U.S. Embassy Combats Gender-Based Violence

Dame Billie Miller greets Ms. Jessica Mindlin after the “Justice Is More Than Jail” Public Lecture

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS was pleased to host National Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the U.S. Victim Rights Law Center, Jessica Mindlin, in Barbados as she delivered a free public lecture on “Justice Is More Than Jail: An Integrated and Collaborative Response to Gender-based Violence.” on Monday, October 21, 2019.

The U.S. Embassy held the lecture to combat domestic abuse, gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the workplace. Distinguished guests included Dame Billie Miller, Chief Justice, Marston Gibson and Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson.

In her opening remarks, Ms. Mindlin challenged participants saying that as lawyers, “…we get to make a difference in the lives of survivors of gender based violence. Hopefully by the end of the evening, you will feel like there is a role of you as well and work that you can do to help create a more just world.”

The following day, Ms. Mindlin led a “Breaking the cycle against violence” workshop for guidance counsellors, social workers and university interns.

The U.S. Embassy Bridgetown remains committed to providing greater access to education, better health, and improved opportunities for vulnerable populations.