The Prevention of the Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) was enacted in 2006 in order to prevent violence within a domestic relationship. After the law was enacted, it was soon discovered that it had some operational challenges which prevented effective implementation. Within three years of enactment, there was a proposal for the review process to commence in order to eliminate the identified challenges. The review process commenced in March 2010 following submissions from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Community Development (as it was called then). The Review of the PDVA is therefore of a technical nature and seeks to propose solutions to the problems which have been perceived to hamper the smooth implementation of the Act.