Human rights advocacy group, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is calling for domestic violence to be defined in law.

Advocacy Manager at JFJ, Rodje Malcolm, says the lack of a clear definition of domestic violence in law results in vague public understanding of the issue.

He’s proposing the government use JFJ’s definition of domestic violence.

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Mr. Malcolm also wants social workers and other caregivers to be allowed to apply for protection orders for children being affected by domestic violence.

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Rodje Malcolm was making a submission yesterday to Parliament’s Joint Select Committee reviewing the Sexual Offences Act and other related laws.

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