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Netherlands Antilles (St. Maarten): Societal attitudes toward domestic violence and state protection for victims of domestic violence (2003 - June 2004)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 13 July 2004
Citation / Document Symbol ANT42586.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Netherlands Antilles (St. Maarten): Societal attitudes toward domestic violence and state protection for victims of domestic violence (2003 - June 2004), 13 July 2004, ANT42586.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/41501be87.html [accessed 22 August 2014]
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Current information on domestic violence in the Netherlands Antilles could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. For information on the situation of domestic violence in 1999-2000, please consult the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Shadow Report produced by the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA) at .

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

A national representative of CAFRA did not respond to inquiries within the time constraints of this Response.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact Amnesty International (AI) in the Netherlands Antilles as well as the International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW).

Internet sites, including: Amigoe, Amnesty International (AI), BBC Caribbean, Committee for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), The Daily Herald [St. Maarten], European Country of Origin Information Network (ECOI), Extra [Bonaire], Freedom House, Gender and Legislation in Latin America and the Caribbean, Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United States Department of State, Women's Rights Network, Women Watch, World News Connection (WNC)

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