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JAMAICA | PNP women call for united effort to stem violence against women and children

President of the PNP Womens Movement Jennifer Edwards President of the PNP Womens Movement Jennifer Edwards
Kingston, Jamaica, November 19, 2018: The People’s National Party Women’s Movement is calling for unity and collaboration among all non-government organisations and support groups in the addressing the growing incidents of violence against women and children.

According to the body, it is critical that all well-thinking Jamaicans work together to fast track the ten year plan for the elimination of violence against women in Jamaica.

As part commemorative events for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Women’s Movement will be hosting a candlelight vigil on November 24th starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Mandela Park in Half Way Tree!

President Jennifer Edwards in calling for a unified approach said ‘As a movement, we recognize that this is not just a matter for the Police but requires the wider society to support this cause and act. Violence knows no colour!’

At the Vigil, in collaboration with other organisations, we want to:

- Give Voice to the Survivors of Violence
- Support the Survivors through showcasing those organisations that provide support services and encouraging persons to volunteer
- Highlight the ways we can get involved to prevent the occurrence through legislation, training and community engagement
- Honour those who have died as a result of Violence through our candlelight, as it is their experience that gives urgency to preventing the continued abuse and saving others!

We are inviting Minister Babsy Grange to stand with us on November 24th, as we say to Jamaica enough is enough. We are asking Men and Women to come out and support this vigil! Let’s show our Women and children that we care and we will stand for them!!!

The government has shared with us their plans to commemorate the IDEVAW and for the 16 day period thereafter which is supporting awareness that is being recognized internationally. We will be supporting all of the activities as in the spirit of unity and collaboration.

  • Countries: Jamaica

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