The murder of 23 year old Simona Da Silva of Fair Hall, has prompted calls by the Gender Affairs Division, within the Ministry of National Mobilization – for Vincentians to seek professional help in light of their problems.
Co-ordinator, of the Gender Affairs Division, Mrs.Polly Olliver has condemned the recent violence, saying it is an infringement of a person’s right.
In a written statement Ms. Olliver said that despite much progress, domestic violence remains amongst the greatest challenges of our times.
She said over the years – the department has been Fed by deeply embedded discrimination against women and girls, which under-cuts peace and restricts the quality of life for those involve.
This the Gender Affairs Co-ordinator said is not only wrong and costly, but it also undermines efforts to achieving development goals, and increases gaps for access and fulfillment of women’s rights.