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The rape of a store attendant at her workplace on Tuesday afternoon has sparked outrage in the local society with a number of individuals expressing both sadness and anger at the incident.

Among them is local lobbyist group Raise Your Voice which has condemned the violation of women and girls.

But the group’s secretary Catherine Sealys has described as disturbing the silence of the island’s Minister for health and Gender relations, Alvina Reynolds as well as that of the Minister for National Security Philip La Corbinierre .

She has however called for an end to the reactive stance that is taken following news of such incidents. Instead she has called for a consistent push toward the establishment of strong measures to protect women and girls.

Sealys has urged for the collective support of St Lucians for effective policy changes.

Raise your Voice continues its advocacy with a town Hall meeting scheduled for the Gros Islet Secondary School on Friday evening.
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