Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:
2010 report by UN Development Program, 11,000 male and female adults were interviewed, 9.7% had experienced some form of physical violence by a member of their household. 
Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:
Estimated % change due to COVID-19:
Current law and policy:
The Minister for Gender Relations, Dr Gale Rigobert, called on stakeholders to ensure that new draft legislation on domestic violence was finalised (March 2020) . Speaking in July 2020 the Minister of Gender relations Dr Gale Rigobert stated that violence against women is a major challenge and victims of domestic violence suffer in isolation and silence. 
Furthermore, in July 2020, the Minister, remarked that the department of Gender Relations had been working to further strengthen the legal framework and that that it was in the process of drafting a range of legislation concerning vulnerable women and dealing with crimes against women and children . 
In addition to this the Minister called upon the general public to play their part in ending gender-based violence whilst also encouraging victims to use the services of the Women’s Support Centre crisis hotline .