The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, et al. has received technical assistance from the Human Dignity Trust (HDT) towards a comprehensive review of the sexual offences provisions in the Criminal Code of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A major deliverable of this assignment is the development of recommendations for reform to ensure the alignment with international good practices and human rights principles.  Stakeholder consultation is scheduled for December 12, 2019 at the Blue Lagoon Hotel and Marina from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. where the report findings and recommendations would be presented by Mrs Petrona Sealey-Browne and Mrs Monique Constance-Huggins as Consultants. 9:00 – 10:00: OPENING CEREMONY
  • Prayer
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks: La Fleur Quammie, Coordinator,
Gender Affairs Division
  • Remarks: Victoria Vasey, Head of Legal, Human Dignity Trust
Honourable Frederick Stephenson, Minister of National Mobilisation, Social Development, the Family, Gender, Persons with Disabilities, and Youth
  • Vote of Thanks
MID-MORNING BREAK (10:00 – 10:15) 10:15 – 10:45 Session 1:   International good practice in sexual offences legislation         Victoria Vasey, Head of Legal, Human Dignity Trust10:45 – 12:00 Session 2: Sexual offences legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Overview and Gap Analysis Petrona Sealey-Browne/Monique Constance-Huggins LUNCH (12:00 – 1:00) 1:00 – 1:30 Session 3: Recommendations for Reform Petrona Sealey-Browne/Monique Constance-Huggins 1:30 – 1:45 Session 4:  Next Steps 1:45 – 2:00:           CLOSING REMARKS

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