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Contact: Rose Marie Harris



Thursday, March 08, 2012 – A challenge has been sounded to individuals, groups and government to ensure that the entire population work towards developing a culture of zero violence and in particular gender based violence


The challenge is coming from the Minister of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations Honourable Alvina Reynolds as she addressed the nation earlier this week for the world observance of “International Women’s Day”   At the individual level we must not commit or condone any acts of violence against women and children. At the State level we must continue to employ measures that will ensure that all citizens are safe at all times, and priority must be given to allocating the resources needed to provide adequate responses to victims as well as perpetrators.”


The Minister believes that one way to reduce the incidents of domestic violence is to educate all young people and position them to take full advantage of every opportunity to educate themselves.  “Education, both formal and informal, is one of the strongest ways to improve gender equality. It is fundamental to sustainable development and growth because learning and developing skills enable all people to live healthier, happier and more productive lives.” 


The Minister emphasized government’s commitment to providing opportunities for the advancement of all young women and girls.  “As we move beyond this year’s observance, we must be vigilant to ensure that Saint Lucia remains committed to providing opportunities for the advancement of all young women and girls.  Individually each one of us must make it our responsibility to be good examples, to motivate, guide and connect all young people so that they can realize the inspiring futures that they all deserve.”


The theme for this year’s observance is “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.

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