RCI St. Lucia
posted on May 31, 2016 08:02
A former United Workers Party MP and independent candidate in Micoud North has received the support of a local advocate against sexual violence since the announcement of her alleged attack broke here on Monday.
Catherine Sealys says she fully supports all victims who have the courage to speak out about their individual experience but condemns the level of victimization that takes place in society.
Sealys argues that Statistics obtained from the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force indicates that out of one hundred and sixty one (161) cases of rape and attempted rape, reported from 2013-2015 only fifteen (15) proved false.
She adds that the reaction of some female supporters of the United Workers Party to the news is horrifying.
While some have questioned the timing of Jeanine Compton’s revelation, Sealys has lauded what she describes as the courage to break the silence.
Sealys has called on both Political Parties to strongly condemn this extremely dangerous and demeaning practice of re-victimizing and bullying of victims of sexual violence by their supporters.