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A women’s march against violence has been planned for Soufriere on September 22 about 3.00 pm.

The event has been organised by the Soufriere Youth and Sports Council, Sergeant Shervon Matthieu under his hashtag ‘A Cop Who Cares’ and the Guardians Club.

Matthieu told St Lucia Times that the club is headed by former beauty pageant contestant Maygan Pascal.

Pascal was attacked  on her way home last month by an assailant at Town Extension, Soufriere resulting in her hospitalisation.

“In light of this incident we had conversations and we decided to do this walk against violence against women,” Matthieu explained.

He disclosed that the event will include a march around the town and a lecture on personal safety by him.

Matthieu said he will also be distributing some of his books on personal safety to persons in attendance.

He said the day will end with an activity at the Soufriere beach park.

“Basically we are doing it just to sensitize persons to personal safety and the safety of the community,” Matthieu told St Lucia Times.

He observed that some areas of the community have insufficient lighting.

“At other times people who work late at the hotels in Soufriere walk home on their own and sometimes walking home alone after work is not safe,” Matthieu stated.

He said the initiative is an effort by the community and the police to emphasise personal safety put an end to violence against women.

 

 

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Please recognize the women and female children of Soufriere who died tragecially as a result of crime and violence. “Cinto” and her two daughters can’t remember their names of Fond Benier, on January 7th, 1990. Mary Henry of Church Street, can’t remember the date. Can someone help me please? Pascalina Bertin Charles aka “Baby” and her daughter Eife Bertin and also her son Yohann Remy of Fond St. Jacques on August 29th, 2001. Any other trying to remember. If I missed out on any. Can any one please help. The perpetrator for Pascalina is still at large. R.I.P.

  2. While I don’t want to downplay violence by men against women, violence inflicted by women on women and men seem to be on the rise. All we have to do is take a look on social media. Right now its a craze very soon will be an epidemic.

  3. Good move; Come to look at it, you are matching for what? against what? Why not match against the law makers of this country, so that they will make provisions to give our law enforcers the protection and the tools to fight this wave of violence facing the land!

  4. How about a walk for proper parenting. Address the issue where it starts. With the family. Or we can ignore it and pretend to not know where the issue comes from.

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