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Please stop the violence!

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Fri, Nov 25. 2011

Editor: Soroptimist International St. Vincent and the Grenadines is committed to support all actions to end all forms of violence against women. Violence endangers women and girls physically, mentally, emotionally and economically, perpetuating and reinforcing unjustifiable inequalities in all aspects of women’s lives.{{more}} In addition to the damage to women and girls, violence against women negatively affects families, communities and countries.

We urge our government to: ratify and implement all international conventions and treaties which directly and indirectly address violence against women; intensify efforts to prevent violence against women here in St. Vincent & the Grenadines; ensure that law enforcement has adequate resources and training to respond quickly to all incidents of violence against women, with gender specific compassion, understanding and respect; provide timely and effective resources and appropriate support services to victims of violence, including safe shelter, access to legal services and medical and psychological treatment; and inform the public at large about the rights of women and sources of assistance available for women who have experienced violence.

We invite YOU to join with us in working together for a common cause …. we are committed to a world where women and girls can achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities.

Women – Inspiring Action,

Transforming Lives

Soroptimist International of SVG

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