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Sex abuse warning for girls

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Sex abuse warning for girls

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Young Barbadian women are at risk of being sexually abused by a perpetrator familiar to them.
This point was made by director of the National Task Force on Crime Prevention, Cheryl Willoughby, as she spoke to the media yesterday during the International Women’s Day Girls Talk Workshop.
Held at Amaryllis Beach Resort, Hastings, Christ Church, the workshop was aimed at female secondary school students.
Willoughby said that the finding came out of research carried out by the task force which examined sexual violence against women.
During the interactive sessions, emphasis was placed on topics that empowered the young women to recognize that they had rights and an agenda to take care of themselves. (AH)