The Bridgetown Declaration and Agenda for Action to Combat Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean


The Bridgetown Declaration and Agenda for Action to combat Child sexual abuse in the Caribbean adopted in Barbados on the 21st of November 2012 reaffirmed the commitment of government representatives and civil society organizations to end child sexual abuse in the region.

"We, the participants at the Bridgetown Conference on Combating Sexual Violence Against Children in the Caribbean, representing governments, non-governmental organizations human rights institutions, the private sector, religious institutions and leaders, researchers and academics, law enforcement, and the legal community, gathered in Bridgetown Barbados 20-21 November 2012 to review progress made since the UN Study on Violence Against Children (UNSVAC) 2006 to identify lessons learnt and key challenges hereby commit ourselves to the rigorous implementation of the goals and targets contained in this Declaration and Agenda for Action to combat sexual abuse of girls and of boys in the Caribbean and ensure those who have fallen victim to sexual abuse receive the highest quality, and fullest possible support and care, in a timely manner, in accordance with the CRC and its Optional Protocols," (...)