Saint Lucia To Launch Anti-Bullying Campaign

Press Release:– The Department of the Public Service is set to launch its first- ever “Say No to Bullying Campaign” on Monday, November 04, 2019, at the Public Service Training Division at Union.  Under the theme, “Together Let’s Stop Bullying”, the main purpose of the campaign is to provide pertinent information on how to recognize, address and resolve incidents of workplace bullying.

The “Say No to Bullying Campaign” will be spearheaded by the Public Service Training Division, and will involve a series of workshops during the week of November 4th, to November 08th, 2019, targeted at Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, other Heads of Departments/Sections and Human Resource Officers.   

The designated colour for the “Say No to Bullying Campaign” is royal blue; and officers are invited to wear something blue during the course of the week in support of the campaign. 

On Friday November 08, 2019 a tent will be erected at the Greaham Louisy Car Park, where resourced personnel will be present to engage the public on the emotional impact of bullying and how to deal with situations associated with bullying in the work place.  Also on that day, all public officers wearing blue will gather on the staircase leading to Barnard Hill, for a photo-shoot at 3:00pm. 

The Public Service Training Division has committed to making the “Say No to Bullying Campaign” an annual event.

3 COMMENTS

  1. This is a welcomed initiative. For too long these pertinent societal issues persist in our society. Today, social media makes it easier for perpetrators to commit these infractions, without fear of being physically identified, hiding behind the ones and zeros of computer language to spew hate and intimidate the vulnerable, to denigrate women and men, to insult and incite homophobic tropes against LGBTQ+. These are important debates that our Nation is supposed to engage in. This is a mark of our Moral development. This is a sign of progress in our Nation, and if history is anything to go by, these norms, these laws that discriminate will be abolished and afford people their human rights as guaranteed by Saint Lucia’s Constitution. What’s in a name? That we are Saint Lucians of Saint Lucia? That we are the only Nation on the Planet named after a woman? Indeed, mother Saint Lucia should care for all her children equally regardless of religious persuasion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, political affiliation, ability or inability. Have we not reflected for one moment how we as a tiny Nation have punch way above our weight in this World to achieve great feats? How much more can be achieved if every Saint Lucian comes together in unity, putting aside differences, agree to disagree but agreeing to be Saint Lucians together to make our Nation the shining light that it is in the World. Discrimination of all form must be eradicated in our society. Let people live their lives to the fullest of their ability in freedom under laws that does not discriminate and let our Nation prosper. Discrimination keeps a Nation from progress in every aspect of human development.

  2. I think it should be launched in schools too because students are facing these in schools, as low as infant schools…it should start from the lowest point which is there.. i welcome the initiative but i think it should extented to schools as well

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