Press Release:– The United Workers Party Women’s Arm would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Annella Wilson, Dexter Felix Jr. and Francis Altenor who were murdered during this week.
Their untimely demise seized the headlines of media outlets nationwide which highlighted the need for the measures implemented by Government at a time when our nation is
battling against COVID-19.
We as women are calling on the general public, particularly men and boys, to assist in achieving the objective of building a society free from all forms of violence, especially violence against women.
It is only by achieving absolute gender equality that violence against women can be
However, our women must not be seen as victims, but as agents of change and
partners of equality in ending discrimination and violence against their kind.
It may be that your life has not been personally impacted by these ghastly incidents; nonetheless we are all impacted and are gradually being changed as a nation.
As a citizenry, we must no longer sit back but speak out, act, mobilize and do everything in our power to stop these senseless tragedies so that our beautiful island does not become yet another footnote in history linked by the devastation of gun violence.
The Women’s Arm invites all Saint Lucians from across the political divide, gender, religion to stand together say, “Stop the Violence”.