A religious group wants to see more action from persons who are aware of incidents of domestic violence.
The Catholic Commission for Social Justice, via a media release, says legislation alone is not sufficient.
It believes too often persons know of or suspect abuse, do nothing.
The commission acknowledges the creation of the TTPS Gender-Based Violence Unit and says many avenues exist for persons to speak up.
It also notes the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence as victims become trapped with abusive partners due to lockdowns.
The CCSJ is calling for citizens to stand together to end what it deems a “shameful stain on humanity.”