Saint Vincent and the Grenadines does not have a recent history of conflict. The Constitution prohibits any form of discrimination on the basis of sex. However, women are underrepresented in political decision-making positions. Women are underrepresented in the workforce. Violence against women also remains a serious and pervasive problem. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has neither been listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2017, nor has it signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). There is no data on military expenditures. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines did not participate in the UNSC Open Debate on WPS in October 2017; therefore, the country made no specific commitments on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Women continue to advocate for their rights to a life without violence in Saint Vincents and the Grenadines. The National Committee Against Violence was formed in 1994 working to raise awareness about crucial issues facing the country such as domestic violence, incest, spousal abuse and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence.