RCI St. Lucia
posted on March 29, 2016 19:00
Lobbyist groups both at home and abroad are reacting to a series of rapes and the frequency with which they are being reported here.
Among them is Raise Your voice St Lucia inc which has observed that these horrific acts appear deliberate and calculated to bring fear to the female population.
It is calling for the support of the media and NGO’s and government stakeholders in condemning the brutal sexual acts of violence against women
Spokesperson for Raise Your Voice Catherine Sealys says the latest attacks where a young woman was violated at her home, in the presence of her infant and the kidnapping and a rape of a young woman has renewed concerns about the continuing violence towards women in Saint Lucia.
Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc unequivocally condemns these violent acts, it is clear that violence against women knows no class or cultural boundaries and much work remains to be done.
The organization is of the view that although there have been some responses from community and country leaders condemning this form of violence, these attacks require a more comprehensive response.