Gender Affairs Division condemns violence, crime
The Gender Affairs Division of the Ministry of National Mobilization, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Youth says its condemns violence of any kind because violence is an infringement of a personâs right.
âDespite much progress, domestic violence remains amongst the greatest challenges of our times. Fed by deeply embedded discrimination against women and girls, it undercuts peace and restricts the quality of life for those involve. Not only it is wrong and costly, it also undermines efforts to achieving development goals, and increases gaps for access and fulfillment of womenâs rights. Ending it should be foremost amongst all citizens of St Vincent and the Grenadines. There is no room for complacenc,â a release from the Division said.
âOver the last month, gruesome acts of violence have marred the efforts of Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Civil society and all. To have taken the life of an innocent person is not only wicked, it is dastardly and heartless.
âAdditionally, there is need for a stronger stand against a rise in gender â related killings. The Gender Affairs Division and by extension the Ministry of National Mobilisation is issuing a call for all and sundry to respond to violence of all sought by âSaying no to violenceâ.
âViolence prevention and response must be acknowledge as equally important and a shared responsibility among individuals, families, communities and the state.
âTo this end it is essential that there be a transformation of perception, attitudes and behaviors which promote and justify violence, in private and public institutions. The Gender Affairs Division is issuing a call for persons to seek professional help in light of their problems.â
Persons needing help may contact the Division at telephone numbers 1-784-453-2061, 456-2948 or 61111 ext 395/396