After listening to eight young men and women speak on gender based violence this afternoon and the challenges and hurdles that are faced daily we spoke with the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis-Barrow who had a message for the parents around the country.
One of the expert panelists at today’s forum was Police Inspector Martha Rhys who heads the Domestic Violence Unit. Inspector Rhys spoke of a case involving extra marital affair and domestic violence. Meanwhile, Anita Zetina who is a strong advocate for women spoke of why we are where we are today.
The actions to bring awareness have been abundant and are being done through several programmes. Human Development Coordinator, Cynthia Williams spoke of some of the movements being undertaken by the Government through the Women’s Department.
The days to follow will see several activities highlighting the need for more awareness on gender based violence and the need for gender equality. The activities will fall in line with the 16 Days of Activism set to being on November 25 to December 10, 2016.