Dominicans urged to join UWP-organized march against child abuse today

Protesters in previous march against child abuse. Photo from Facebook

The Women’s Arm of the United Workers Party, ‘Women of Workers’ (WOW) is calling on all able-bodied Dominicans to join in an organized march on Friday to fight against child abuse in Dominica.

Over the years statistics from the Social Welfare Division have indicated that child abuse in Dominica continue to rise at an alarming rate, hence the WOW staged this event to let their voices be heard.

“We have been doing so during our radio programs and through press releases, but we felt that we need to take action to stand up and to call on the public to bring awareness to the issue and to encourage people to speak out about it,” Deputy political leader of the UWP, Senator Francisca Joseph told Dominica News Online (DNO) during an interview on Thursday.

She continued, “As you know our children their cries are voiceless, because sometimes they are afraid.”

Joseph added, “We are calling on the adults now to take responsibility for our innocent children in order to have a better Dominica.”

According to her, marchers will assemble at the Peeble’s Park in Roseau from 10:00am where short speeches will be delivered prior to the commencement of the march.

“We have gotten the permission from the police to do so,” Joseph revealed. “We will walk with our placards, we will sing and encourage…”

Meanwhile, Joseph said the UWP; especially the Women’s Arm, condemns all forms of abuse and is concerned about the disappearance of Kernisha Etienne who was abducted from her home in Warner for over two weeks now.

“We have been praying and some of our supporters have been searching as well,” she indicated.

Joseph said the UWP  is deeply saddened by the situation and hopes that Kernisha is found alive and well.

She called on members of the public to put politics aside, unite and stand up to fight for a cause.

“If we come together this will help us to be a better Dominica, a better people,” Joseph encouraged.

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9 Comments

  1. Man bite dogs
    June 29, 2022

    Labour supporters must never march along side that bunch of disgusting idlers and terrorist that been trying to spread mayhem in Dominica, otherwise you too will be looked at being a traitor towards your country just like Ugly Lenny, and his blue monkeys, my personal wishes is to see Ugly Lenny, out of our lives for ever.

  2. Tt
    June 27, 2022

    That’s sad. Sad cause a nation can’t put politics aside to unite. Who can blame em, to be seen with uwp would mean victimization and job loss. Can’t risk it. Sorry child abuse, don’t wanna feel the wrath of the red team. Beyond foolishness 70 000 people put themselves behind for party. They all the same, they all will do the same exact thing when in power. The worse part is that the power isn’t in these parties. It’s with the people. Without us they can’t raise funds, they can’t lead, they can’t do anything.

  3. Ibo France
    June 26, 2022

    This initiative is quite relevant at this particular time. Our children, especially our little girls, have become preys to adult men who have lost their humanity.

    What would have been even better if the major political parties, along with the business sector, and the clergy, would have come together and show these pedophiles that Dominicans are adamantly against this particular crime, and would not take it so flippantly any longer.

    It will take serious legislation and enforcement of these new laws by government, the voice of the clergy, the unwavering support of civil society against this heinous crime, to combat and reduce these dispicable acts against our innocent children.

    Also, the trials of anyone who commits a crime of this nature should be swift. Delayed justice is injustice.

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  4. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 26, 2022

    Spraggs spoil the show. Hypocrites should not have been allowed. Why Spraggs didn’t find himself in the bushes looking for the missing 12 year old girl who has been missing for days now!?

  5. Geminijoe57
    June 25, 2022

    We don’t focus on such Clowns 🤡 and on irrelevant messages and matters which makes absolutely no sense of concept nor genuine Political conversations to enlighten our people and our youth in need of well knowledgeable thoughts and commentary that we are able to engage in meaningful discussions and thoughts without no Out-Dated Thoughts and irrelevant messages which makes no sense where all of our people are engaged in meaningful development and employment for our Young People and families and children.
    We need our people to be open to the ongoing of poor government, unemployed and advised this fake immature PRIME MINISTER and ongoing RED CLINIC. We need meaningful development and NOT this deceptive Patriotic expense of our States Money distributing through this devious RED CLINIC. This is NOT the role of a PRIME MINISTER and stop this ridiculous buying of our poor, unemployed and suffering Families in need of jobs and education. This devious, RED Brutal CLINIC is devious and…

  6. Lin clown
    June 24, 2022

    That is the only good thing UWP have organize since they were formed in 1988.Dominicans are not even sure if they are serious.A UWP candidate in the 2019 election was charged and arrested for a sex offence on a girl under 16.Lennox Linton said the candidate was innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.The sexual matter was thrown out of court.

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    • Ibo France
      June 26, 2022

      I’m convinced that you suffer from mental paralysis.

  7. LOOKING CLOSE
    June 24, 2022

    Sad to say but, Dominica is too divided to come together en mass, even if is for the children. Party Politics and colors have you all blind to what is really going on. Sad state my country has become.

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