National Day To End Sexual Violence-29th September
Since organizing the conference on Sexual Violence in the Caribbean (co-ordinated and brilliantly executed by Donna Nicolls) two years ago, the 29th September was chosen to recognize a day to address the issue of sexual violence. Last year we held an exhibition in the Mall at Marathon along with an opening ceremony. This year, volunteers felt that a press conference in a cemetery to depict the serious nature and sometimes, deadly consequences of sexual violence, would make the greatest impact at this time.
The press conference will be held at 11am on Tuesday, 29th September in the Eastern Cemetery on Shirley Street. All volunteers are asked to attend as we gather with other concerned members of the community to express our abhorrence of all forms of sexual violence on children or adults, perpetrated by those either unknown or known to the victim, married or unmarried to the victim.
If there are any changes to time or place, it will be announced here.
See you there!