President: Don’t let activism against GBV subside

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    The wave of activism against violence against women seen at the start of the year should not subside now, according to President Paula Mae Weekes.

    In a statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women she says there has been an uptick of domestic violence cases, driven by the stresses and strains of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    She recalls the advocacy that took place following the killing of Andrea Bharatt and urges that the tide should not ebb now.

    President Weekes also called on men to acknowledge their role in perpetuating abuse, as she believes there can be no solution to gender-based violence without the active participation of males.

    She also says that age-appropriate conversations should start with boys as early as primary school.

    The President reminds that perpetrators and victims can seek counselling from the National Family Services Division at 623-2608 ext 6701-7.