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WATCH: Saint Lucians March Against Domestic Violence

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On Saturday morning Saint Lucians marched against domestic violence, an event organised by the Vulnerable Persons Team (VPT) of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) and other organisations.

The activity commenced at Derek Walcott Square and ended at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Bridge Street, Castries.

The VPT’s Sergeant Sisely Baptiste said the activity was successful.

Baptiste explained that the purpose was raising awareness of domestic violence in observance of sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence.

She told St Lucia Times that the VPT deals with domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, and matters involving the vulnerable.

And the VPT official noted that Saint Lucia had experienced many violent incidents in the past few months.

“We are also seeing a lot of child abuse and domestic violence reports,” Baptiste disclosed.

She said organisers hope Saturday’s march would send a message that domestic violence is a crime.

“We need to speak up against this level of violence,” Baptiste asserted

In this regard, she recalled that this year six females had become homicide victims.

“That says a lot for us at the Vulnerable Persons Team,” she stated.

“We are also concerned about the number of men who are being murdered,” Baptiste stated.

“We need to observe the rights of all human beings,” Baptiste declared.

In addition, she announced that organisers would consider planning more marches to heighten public awareness regarding domestic violence.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Speaking of such I just saw they finally sentence the guy for the 2012 killing of Crystal st omar. The compre student who went to collect her cxc results and never returned home. They gave him 18 years but he already had served ten on remand.

  2. So in eight years when my daughters are just entering adulthood, this piece of scum will be out. I hope his prick and a** splits in prison!

  3. good on them for trying something. You all talking to a wall buh its a good initiative…..
    Hope the younger ones listen. The hard backs have hard heads and there’s no telling them they wrong

    They think ghetto baby mama drama and fighting over man that use them up and play with their mind is nice. So teach the younger ones more self respect and what manipulation, verbal, financial and emotional abuse is as well as sexual abuse. Sexual consent, human rights and dignity etc etc.
    otherwise papa …..we go have more of the same dysfunctional mess we seeing there for generations to come. All that that’s causing the breakdown in society but nobody wants to be accountable or responsible these days. Fix it st the root

  4. @LaJefe you hit the nail on the head. The domestic violence in all its forms won’t stop if the root cause is not dealt with, and that starts with self respect.

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