The Dominica chapter of Business and Professional Women (BPW) is working with other women’s rights groups across the region, to ensure that dreams of a sex offenders registry on the nature isle, is realized.
President of BPW Dominica, Rhoda St. John, said “We are working with a number of Caribbean islands where we’re going to be looking at getting the sex offenders registries implemented not only in Dominica, but in as many of the Caribbean islands as we can in 2020.”
The aim, she said is to allow authorities to track the activities of sex offenders and to create awareness of individuals who have been found guilty of these offences.
“As to if it is going to be approved by the government is another question that is left to be answered, but we will be advocating that our laws and the government look at the sex offenders registry as we would like every Caribbean island to implement it seeing that it is an act against women,” she said.
St John believes that the implementation of a sex offender’s registry is necessary for the BPW to take an effective stand against sexual violence.