Dominican Republic: Women threatened by guns at home

The Caribbean Institute for the Rule of Law (ICED) conducted a survey which shows that 42% of women victims of domestic violence in the Dominican Republic have been threatened with a gun. The survey also found that 82% of the guns used in domestic violence incidents are legally held. ICED has recently joined the Disarm Domestic Violence campaign and is urging the Dominican government to amend the national firearms laws to prevent anyone with a history of domestic abuse having access to a firearm and has their licence revoked.