Attorney General and West Central St James Member of Parliament, Marlene Malahoo-Forte has joined the chorus of condemnation being poured on intimate partner violence.
She was speaking in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
The Attorney General also questioned if framing the issue as gender-based violence has reduced the level of seriousness around it.
Meanwhile, Opposition Spokesman on National Security and South St Catherine Member of Parliament, Fitz Jackson, expressed sympathies for the families whose relatives were victims of domestic violence.
He says a recent incident in which a JDF soldier allegedly killed his wife before turning the gun on himself happened in his constituency.
Both Jackson and Malahoo Forte were addressing the Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday.
The South St Catherine MP is appealing to Jamaicans to change how they deal with disputes and speak to each other.