Wear Purple In Support Of Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

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Tomorrow, Friday, December 6, has been dubbed as Wear Purple Day, and Barbadians are being encouraged to do just that in support of the fight to end gender-based violence.

The initiative is one of the activities being held within the 16 Days of Activism, which began on November 25 and will run until December 10. The theme for this year is Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence against Women.

To heighten awareness about the issue of gender-based violence, the Bureau of Gender Affairs will also hold a display tomorrow in the ground floor Conference Room at Baobab Towers, Warrens, St. Michael, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Activities to mark the Days will continue on Saturday, December 7, when the National Organisation of Women hosts a motorcade and rally entitled NOW on the Move.

It will begin at the Baobab Tower at 9:00 a.m. and travel to Speightstown, where the rally will be staged in the Eddies Supermarket car park in Church Street.

On Tuesday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m., a Panel Discussion, hosted by the Christ Church South Constituency Council, will culminate the 16 Days. It will be held at the Cuthbert Moore Centre, Bethlehem Moravian Church, Maxwell, Christ Church, and will focus on the topic What you need to know about Domestic Violence: Challenges and Solutions.

sharifa.medford@barbados.gov.bb

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