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Bahamas Crisis Centre on Marital Rape


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Every individual in the Bahamas, men women and children have the right to live a life free from violence and be protected under the law. In todays Bahamas, married women living with their husbands do experience this protection when that husband beats or psychologically abuses them. We understand and accept the notion that beating or abusing a married woman is wrong but somehow, we close our eyes or refuse to accept that they can be sexually assaulted by their husbands. In the same way that a husband beats or murders his wife, he can also rape her. 

At the Crisis Centre we hear stories of women forced to have sex with their husbands despite their obstetricians advice to abstain following the birth of a baby, women getting HIV or STIs...

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