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SVGHRA calls on government to provide safe homes for battered women

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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association on International Women’s Day recognized the contribution made by the Women of our country within the family, home, education, health care, police, agriculture, tourism, law, politics, civil service, business, commerce and other aspects of our daily lives.{{more}}

“Whilst several of our women have been making strides in our society, there are a significant number of Vincentian women who are victims of domestic violence, abuse, incest, indecent assault, rape and several other forms of violation against them,” a release from the organization said.

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association called on the authorities to provide a safe home for battered women and women who are victims of sexual offences.

“There are several learning resource centres in the country which could be utilized for such a worthy cause. Let us salute the achievements of our Vincentian women and seek to provide to safe home for those women who are being abused,” the release said.

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