March and rally against gender-based violence organized for November 25

November 25 will be observed as ‘International Day to Eliminate All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls’.

Taking up the cause under the passionate plea: ‘Unite! Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls’, the  1st Mahaut Guide Company joins global efforts to champion a world of  “respect, peace and love” for women and children with a march of unity through Mahaut.

The goal is to raise awareness of the negative effects that violence has not just on women and children, but on all of society.

By embarking on this endeavour, the organization is optimistic “that perpetrators and silent onlookers of gender-based violence will become aware of their actions and work towards changing behaviour for a more amicable society.”

The event will kick off 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

Marchers are to gather at the starting point of the E.O Leblanc Memorial in Belfast, Mahut at 4:30 p.m.

Organizers are making an appeal to the public to let their voices be heard by showing up and taking a stand against gender-based violence.

But even before the event in Mahaut kicks off, it is expected that a rally also promoting the message of eliminating all forms of violence against women will have started in the Kalinago Territory.

That event will be organized by RosieSparks Women in collaboration with Kibe’Kuati Inc, an advocacy group for the rights of women and children, led by former senator and Kalinago woman, Anette Sanford.

The organizers of the rally are also appealing to residents of the Kalinago Territory and members of the general public to turn out in large numbers.

It begins at 2:00 p.m.

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  1. If we knew better
    November 27, 2023

    Lets ALL not forget that domestic violence doesn’t only go one way. Women NEED to learn how to keep their hands and their vile words to themselves also. Men who are abused mentally, verbally and physically continue to be ridiculed and made fun of when they speak up, complain or make reports. Even by the police in the police station sometimes. However, the law usually works in favor of the women as men as seen as stronger of the sexes and women get to walk away laughing after doing their damage. If we talking gender based violence, your article picture should not only depict a man exerting power over a woman. Women have done their fair share of abuse of men. And its time they be held accountable. Time for this one sided approach of coddling women to stop. on one hand they equal, on the next they are the weaker sex. WOMEN ONLY WANT EQUALITY WHEN ITS CONVENIENT TO THEM.

    • Channel One
      November 27, 2023

      @If we knew better – As part of the proper raising of children, parents must instill in their daughters that they must not raise their hands to hit their brothers (and men by extension).

      To many times, the society silently permits/okays/makes women feel they can just raise their hands to hit men for anything (not related to self-defense/protection scenarios) with no repercussions to them, whereas when it happens the other way, the men doing the hitting are condemned and/or punished.

      Parents, in like manner when you tell your boys not to hit girls, tell & raise your girl children to know that they must not raise their hands to hit boys/men!!! Phew!!!!

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