Domestic Violence Act Application Forms
A Guide to the Juvenile Justice Act 2018
UNICEF has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their guide to be made available on our site as a means of public education
Please click here to access the guide
Sexual Offences Handbook
Help & Shelter has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their Sexual Offences Act Handbook to be made available on our site as a means of public education
Booklets : Revised Constitution of Guyana 2001
On attaining independence in 1966, Guyana adopted a Constitution, which was amended in 1970 when Guyana became a Republic.
After the December 1997 general and regional elections, disturbances erupted from dissatisfaction with the processes employed in the conduct of these elections. Consequently, CARICOM brokered the Hermanston Accord, which was signed on January 17, 1998, by the leaders of the PPP/C and the PNC. One of the main issues agreed to in this Accord, was that the Constitution be reviewed. The Constitution Reform Commission (CRC) was then established. It comprised twenty (20) persons, women, the political parties in Parliament, the main religious organizations, indigenous peoples, farmers, lawyers and youth. (These persons served on the Commission for approximately six (6) months in 1999.)
The CRC received written submissions from, and held hearings with, a wide cross-section of individuals and political, religious and non-governmental groups.
These booklets provide information and guidance on the main changes that
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Click here to download the booklet 2 in PDF (550KB)
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Protection from Domestic Violence (GAWL 2022)
This factsheet tells you about the law relating to domestic violence, and how to apply for a protection
GAWL's Revised The Law & You Series
The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers has embarked upon a project to update their The Law and You Booklet series. The updates will be done in parts in the form of factsheets covering the areas in the current The Law and You IV Booklet. It is the intention of GAWL to prepare a factsheet every month and when all the chapters and areas of law are updated, the factsheets will be compiled to form The Law and You V booklet.
GAWL's The Law and You Series
The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers has kindly given permission for their “The Law and You IV" booklet to be made available on our website as a means of public education
Booklets about the Revised Constitution of Guyana 2001
The Women and Gender Equality Commission has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their booklets on the Revised Constitution of Guyana 2001 to be made available on our website as a means of public education.
Red Thread's Household Guide to the Domestic Violence Act
Red Thread Women's Development Organisation has kindly given permission for their Household Guide to the Domestic Violence Act to be accessed from our website.