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Rape and Women’s Health

Submitted by Felicia Browne
Submitted by Felicia Browne, Human Rights Advocate

Submitted by Felicia Browne, Human Rights Advocate

Rape and genderbased violence is a grave human rights violation. The victims of rape and other forms of sexual assault have experienced physical and mental health conditions, often including acute traumatic injuries. A cute traumatic injuries in sexual assault can be relatively minor, including scratches, bruises, and welts. However, some women sustain fractures, head and facial trauma, lacerations, bullet wounds, or even death. T he annual police report on sexual offences reports “For the year 2015 the Sexual Offences Category realised a decrease of twenty four (24) cases or 9% from 2014. As it relates to detection rates, 2015 realized a 53% detection rate as compared to 62% in 2014. There was an overall decrease in Sexual Offences for 2015. However, the offence of Rape showed an increase of 11 cases. Detection rate decreased by 11% for Sexual Offences.”

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95 Comments on “Rape and Women’s Health”

  1. MR.C January 22, 2016 at 6:02 PM #

    @ DONNA:-
    I have read what you’ve said. I RESPECT you to the fullest for putting that person in check. But this is the reason why I had stop putting anything here. At times it seems that to some it’s an opportunity to show dumbness, and ignorance. In my opinion, these are very serious issues that we all need to collectively work at finding a solution. PLEASE don’t get me wrong. this isn’t the attitude of all. But the few does make a difference. Donna, forgive that person’s ignorance, and short-sightedness, in see only what he wanted to see. I wish you and yours all the best in and out of life.
    PEACE,LOVE AND RESPECT.

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  2. ac January 22, 2016 at 6:21 PM #

    MR.C January 22, 2016 at 3:55 PM #

    So from what you are saying,because it’s happening in other parts of the world, then it’s ok if it happens in Barbados?

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    Far from what you have concluded in reference to my comment
    i would gladly differ but rather conclude that Barbados or any country should remain alert and vigilant to other countries social issues and be mindful of lessons learned from these countries ( other people backyard) as a preventive guide when similar occurences arrive at our doorstep

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  3. Well Well & Consequences January 22, 2016 at 8:26 PM #

    Yep…just like what is going on in St. Lucia re the Saudi billionaire dude.

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  4. MR.C January 23, 2016 at 12:26 AM #

    @ ac:-
    I am NOT saying what’s happening in other parts of the world is of no importance to Barbados. But what I am saying is that you need to focus more on What the people in Barbados are doing to each other, and STOP trying to make comparisons. It seem that for whatever reason,or reasons what’s happening in other countries that others in Barbados are adopting the same actions when it comes to violence and crime. For such a small country, THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND SHOULD BE DEALT WITH MUCH MORE SERIOUSLY. Now you can run with that and keep on debating. But I said what I said and you are FREE to take it whichever way you feel to.

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  5. ac January 23, 2016 at 7:40 AM #

    Sir you are trying to mix apples with oranges . what i have stated is commensurate with other peoples and origins.one can not blindly close eye and adopt a belief that issues that are of a complex nature can be resolved through a method of isolation. Govts have to be involved by looking at information gathered from various in order to tackle and resolve these complex issues in their own back yard.

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  6. ac January 23, 2016 at 7:58 AM #

    Sir you are trying to mix apples with oranges . what i have stated is commensurate with other peoples and origins.one can not blindly close eye and adopt a belief that issues that are of a complex nature can be resolved through a method of isolation. Govts have to be involved by looking at information gathered from various sources in order to tackle and resolve these complex issues in their own back yard.

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  7. lawson January 23, 2016 at 8:18 AM #

    LOL it is always nice to come back from a short trip to see what has become of the seeds sowed.
    So Donna you ARE divorced…obvious from word one…you should get a thicker skin, and realize when someone is yanking your chain. That’s the problem that is happening in Barbados people are losing there sense humour. Its because people are fed the crap there opinion matters…trust me it never does…unless you are packing
    You should be more worried when the religeous weirdos come out rather than me trying to get a rise out of you , Mr C finds blogs better than dating sites at least here there is a chance a woman will say something back to him.
    But like a moth to a flame you will be back, whether you change you name or not that is the question.

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  8. TheGazer January 23, 2016 at 8:32 AM #

    @lawson
    Mr C has provided some of the best and most sensible comments for this posting. Unlike some of the men here, he has moved out of the cave.

    It is good to wake up to a laugh and your “at least here there is a chance a woman will say something back to him” was worth a good laugh, Thanks for that line.

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  9. Donna January 23, 2016 at 5:29 PM #

    Thank you, guys! Nice to be appreciated by real men. Have no fear that I’ll disappear. I meant I was done with this particular post. I posted on another submission seconds after I left this one. It would take more than one uncouth lout to get rid of me.

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  10. lawson January 23, 2016 at 7:55 PM #

    As I said a moth to a flame , your playing the martyr is to early easter is still months away.
    Typical though it is a submission on wife battery and you have made it all about you

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  11. Sunshine Sunny Shine January 25, 2016 at 4:43 AM #

    @Donna

    You know strong women are often times viewed as intimating too much of their 10 percent testosterone ‘Bib-rib’ inheritance, which men believe are our indebtedness to allow the availing of their egotistic beliefs, wills, desires, whims, and fancies to go unchecked and unspoiled. You are an intellectual sister who has shown your sleuth against the idiocy of some men’s bloated esteems. So the SSS must ask: are you seeking appreciation on the basis of your articulation just because some man decides to verbalize his opinion in a per usual twisted disposition? Do not run from any God darn man. Stand up and stand by your beliefs regardless of the insults hurled.

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  12. David January 25, 2016 at 5:32 AM #

    Are our little islands failing or is this something that happened from time to time.

    American woman, 39, ‘brutally raped and murdered on island of Grenada’

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  13. Sunshine Sunny Shine January 25, 2016 at 7:43 AM #

    David

    The Caribbean islands are showing their failed democracies as their leaders seek to develop everything else needed for their tourist products while neglecting what is needed to keep their people secure, free and positively employed.

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  14. Donna January 25, 2016 at 9:12 AM #

    SSS,

    Not seeking appreciation but will accept when it comes. I was angry that he insulted my son. I can take what he said about me. I found the discussion aggravating and decided to retreat before I descended to his level. Because I ain’t no candy by nature and can get nasty when provoked but I have decided to be more Christian in my approach and methods.

    Thanks for the encouragement!

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  15. Donna January 25, 2016 at 9:17 AM #

    By the way, SSS I didn’t run from the strange man who tried to rape me. I tripped him and he fell with me on top of him. I got up first and walked away while he ran as fast as he could up a dead end turned and ran past me as I walked away. “Look at you running, ya sick idiot!” Was what he heard from me as he retreated.

    Ya think a braying jackass could frighten me?

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  16. David January 25, 2016 at 11:07 AM #

    @SSS

    A woman was found in Inch Marlow this weekend?

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  17. chad99999 January 25, 2016 at 2:19 PM #

    Grenada has killed two females from North America in the last year. Not good.
    It has always been an island with a violent streak.Non-stop, politically motivated arson since the 1950s. The top two secondary schools – the GBSS and the Anglican High School for Girls – have been burned down. The GBSS twice. Then there are the murders of political leaders and their supporters. The tourist industry always survives, but the island folk are a little too nasty for their own good.

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  18. Sunshine Sunny Shine January 25, 2016 at 6:23 PM #

    Donna

    All like now you should have had one of his eyes in your hand or a teeth full of flesh. Anyone who attacks me, is a thief, a blind political pimpy fowl cock with an agenda I will launch into their asses. So sista keep your dignity but the SSS care not to write on here with any deep substance anymore. I reserve that for certain times and certain people.

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  19. lawson January 26, 2016 at 7:56 AM #

    look at you running you sick idiot and your not getting this white cane back either.

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  20. chad99999 January 27, 2016 at 11:06 AM #

    BEWARE WOMEN WHO HAVE RIGHTS

    LOS ANGELES — A man who made an empire out of his high-heat brand of yoga has been ordered to pay well over $7 million to a former legal adviser who said he sexually harassed her. A Los Angeles jury ordered Bikram yoga founder Bikram Choudhury to pay $6.5 million in punitive damages Tuesday on top of $924,000 in compensatory he was ordered to pay in the same case a day earlier. The woman, Minakshi “Miki” Jafa-Bodden, had said Choudhury sexually harassed her and wrongfully fired her for investigating another woman’s rape allegation.
    “This is a good day for women,” Jafa-Bodden said in a statement following the verdict. Choudhury’s attorney, Robert Tafoya, did not return calls for comment Monday or Tuesday.Jafa-Bodden worked as head of legal and international affairs at Choudhury’s Los Angeles yoga school from spring 2011 until March 2013, when she said she was abruptly fired from her six-figure position for refusing to cover up an investigation into a rape allegation.”Jafa-Bodden faced retaliation and intimidation when she refused to stay silent about witnessing illegal behaviour,” her attorney, Mark Quigley, said in a statement. Additionally, Jafa-Bodden said Choudhury sexually harassed and inappropriately touched her, and tried to get her to stay with him in a hotel suite.

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