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Committee set up on gender violence

RACHELLE AGARD, rachelleagard@nationnews.com

Added 07 December 2019


Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Neil Rowe (right) walking with members of the Barbados Mothers’ Union along St Michael’s Row yesterday. (Picture by Reco Moore)

The Cabinet of Barbados recently approved the establishment of a national committee on gender- based violence, which is charged with developing a national plan of action against domestic violence.

That is according to Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Neil Rowe, during his address at the Barbados Mothers’ Union rally yesterday, which included representative from the Barbados Association of Muslim Women, Sakina Bakharia; Business and Professional Women’s Club; Women In Purpose founder Jennifer Johnson; and other women supporting the cause.

The women gathered in Queen’s Park and walked to Heroes Square, displaying their placards and singing as they spread their message to end all forms of violence during the 16 Days of Activism, which runs from November 25 to December 10, working under the theme Orange The World. (RA)

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