Montserrat Lauded for Placing Gender Violence in the Spotlight

A leading Caribbean womens activist has complimented Montserrat for placing sexual and gender violence in the spotlight.

Dr. Peggy Antrobus, a visionary force in the feminist struggle in the region, believes the problem has gotten worst over the years.

She also noted that gender violence is more in the open recently because women are challenging the perpetrators of violence.

Dr. Antrobus, who is a founding member of several feminist organisations, including the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action, however warns that the discussions around violence must not be personal but focus instead on the structure of male domination and power.



Dr. Antrobus, who commended Montserrat on organizing a recent public forum on gender violence, says discussions should also focus on violence against men.