Abusive Relationships: Get out and say no – Min. Webster

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Guyanese are being urged to continue its no-tolerance approach to all forms of violence in wake of the recent mauling of three women and their children.

Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Jennifer Webster is urging all women who are suffering in abusive relationships to get out and say no to violence in society.

She believes all members of society have a role to play including the media.

Webster added that it is a duty and obligation of everyone especially neighbours to report any incidences of violence and not wait until after.

At the level of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, the national conversation of gender based violence is continuing with it outreaches with six more meetings to be held before it concludes.

Thus far, officials from the conversations have drafted a preliminary report with recommendations that include doing more work in schools through the health and family life education and establishing counseling centres around the country.

The Minister is also calling on all of society’s leaders to denounce all forms of violence.[Delicia Fletcher]

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