The Ministry of National Mobilisation will culminate it’s 16 days of activism with a candle light march and rally in the Biabou area on Sunday 10th December.
This as the Gender Affairs Division wraps up an intense 16 days awareness drive through the islands under the theme “leave no one behind – end violence against women and girls”. The purpose of this rally therefore is to sensitize the communities about domestic violence and suggest approaches to reduce it through preventative and curative approaches.
The march would leave the Biabou government school grounds turn right towards the Learning Resource Centre, turn left towards the park onto the main road then turning left onto the bridge where the rally would be held. It is expected to commence at 6:30pm.
Following the march the rally is expected to have addresses by community activist, the attorney general chambers, a survivor of domestic abuse and the hon Minister Frederick Stephenson. In addition to the speeches there will be cultural performances in dance, songs, steel pan. The Gender Affairs Division will present a short video in the form of a slide show and a special prayer would be offered.
Persons who wish to join the Ministry in this event are encouraged to wear orange or purple as these colors represents the awareness drive. The Orange is the universal color of heightening awareness for ending Domestic violence and the Purple represents the bruises and hurt sustained by way of the abuse.
The Ministry therefore extends an invitation to the media to cover the proceedings and also wish to invite the general public to join the event wearing the colors indicated above. For further details please contact Mrs. Polly Oliver at the Gender Affairs Division at 453-2061.