RTG Results Highlights

Survey Results
The results are in!  RISE along with a cadre of youth researchers surveyed St. Lucia youth about their knowledge and feelings about Child Rights is St. Lucia.  Here are some of the highlights from the survey:
  • 30% of youth say that adults rarely or never take young people’s opinions into consideration when it comes to youth issues in St. Lucia.
  • 38% of youth say that the government of St. Lucia rarely or never does things to ensure everyone knows the rights of children.
  • Nearly one-third of youth say they don’t know if the government of St. Lucia or another organization will help them if they are in trouble and their family can’t help.
  • 69% of young people sometimes or always feel safe expressing their beliefs and ideas (political, religious, cultural, etc.) through art, speaking, and writing without fear of discrimination.
  • 9 in 10 youth report they can sometimes or always participate in clubs, sports, music and drama activities.  'Nearly 70% of youth feel young people in St. Lucia are sometimes or always discriminated against because of lifestyle choices like style of dress, religious practices, or other activities or interests.
  • 86% of youth say that physical punishment is used on students at their school.
  • 84% of youth report that they sometimes or always have the opportunity to go to school and learn regardless of their physical and mental abilities.
  • Over half of youth report that they sometimes or always solve conflicts in their school, home, or community without violence.
  • More than 1 in 5 youth don’t know if they are safe from being kidnapped from their home, school or community.
  • Over 90% of youth say they can sometimes or always get medical care when they are sick.
  • 66% of youth say they drink alcohol.
  • Just over 1 in 4 youth report they have access to illegal drugs (marijuana, cocaine, etc.).
  • 1 in 10 youth feel they are never safe from sexual abuse; 16% don’t know if they are safe from sexual abuse.
  • Over 90% of youth always have food, clothes and a safe place to live.