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.