The Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW) has added its voice in strongly condemning and expressing concern over the disappearance of 14-year old Shanice Jemmot from Layou.
Shanice has been missing for a week now.
The council said Shanice’s disappearance should be treated as a national emergency.
“We must treat this as a national emergency towards saving this child,” Josephin Dublin-Prince, president of DNCW, said.
DNCW is calling for a greater collaborative effort from all parties to ensure the safe return of the child.
“Our focus must be in securing Shanice’s safety and apprehending the alleged perpetrator,” Dublin-Prince pointed out. “No stone should be left unturned in this effort. This act has emotionally affected the immediate family, the community as well as Dominicans on a whole. We wish to add our voices in comforting the family and to inform them that God’s love will continue to surround them at this time of their pain and sorrow.”
She continue, “DNCW wish to appeal to anyone who have information or can assist in any way to report to the police. Child abuse cases are of great concern and everything possible must be done to stamp out this evil in our country. DNCW will continue to condemn such inhumane act of violence against children.”