The Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, Dr. Gabrielle Hosein says stronger systems are needed to protect women.
Speaking on CNC 3 this morning, Dr. Hosein said there are several steps that can be taken to deal with the proliferation of violence against women in the country.
On Saturday Twenty six year old Samantha Isaacs of L’anse Mitan Road, Carenage was found at the side of the road with three gunshot wounds, one to the head and two to the chest in the vicinity of the Ocean View hotel.
She later succumbed to her injuries at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.
Reports are that Kahriym Garcia of Upper Haig Street shot the woman and threw her out his car as a vehicle which matched the description of what was seen was found there.
He was later found dead with a gunshot wound to his head.
Reports indicate that Isaac was in an abusive relationship with Garcia.
Noting that 1 in 3 women have suffered some sort of abuse in Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Hosein said the public needs to call on the Government to act.