RCI St. Lucia
posted on November 11, 2016 10:23
A women and child rights activist has prescribed what she says is the only way to end the rape culture in St Lucia and worldwide.
Catherine Sealys who was featured on Thursday’s Newsspin program to promote the establishment of a rape crisis centre stressed that the onus lies on men in the push to end sexual violence against women and children.
She says the issue cannot be left only to law enforcement but right thinking men need to play a more active role in educating and sensitizing their male counterparts against such deviant and violent behaviour.
Speaking on the support systems in place for rape victims and the deficiencies and challenges confronting such agencies, Sealys believes that the establishment of a rape Crisis Centre will help to better address the plight of victims.
In addition to a commitment for financing from a Washington based NGO, Global Giving, a fundraising drive is currently ongoing in an effort to finance the plan for the Rape Crisis centre.