Marsha Hinds-Layne, PRO of National Organisation of Women. (FILE)
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There is increasing evidence to suggest that Barbadian men are preying on vulnerable non-national women, says women’s advocate Marsha Hinds-Layne.
And she contends that Saturday’s killing of Onica King is yet another example of this domestic violence trend.
King, a 36-year-old nail technician and mother of two, was stabbed to death while working in her shop at No. 41 Mandela Plaza, Swan Street, The City. The suspect is alleged to be well known to her.
Hinds-Layne, public relations officer of the National Organisation of Women (NOW), said yesterday that though she had not done the research, she noticed over the last few years a lot of women affected as a result of domestic violence, including those being placed in the shelter for battered women, were immigrants.
She said that as Barbadian women had learnt the red flags to look for, they were turning away these men, who had turned to immigrants, who were vulnerable because they came here to find a better life.
She said another aspect of NOW’s education thrusts was that these men were seeking relationships with young, vulnerable women such as teenagers, and this was leading to these younger girls being in abusive relationships. (SP)