Sexual Offences Act still to be fully implemented

Three years after the Sexual Offences Act (2010) came into effect and over a year after amendments were made to the act, the National Task Force for the prevention of sexual offences and the sexual offences unit mandated under the law, are yet to become a reality. This denies victims of sexual crimes the all-encompassing assistance envisioned by what some have described as “revolutionary” legislation.

Many in civil society who work with victims of sexual crimes and campaign on their behalf, have found this situation disappointing and have been calling on the government and moreso the Ministry of Human Services & Social Security to ensure that these two crucial aspects of the law are not only paraded as examples of advanced legislation, but actually become reality and benefit the victims.

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