Statistics have shown that 27 per cent of Barbadian households experience domestic violence, and 91 per cent of the victims of these violent acts are women.
To this end, the Bureau of Gender Affairs, in the Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth, is encouraging Barbadians to wear purple this Thursday, November 25, to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The "Wear Purple Campaign" is one of the initiatives to mark the 16 Days of Activism, which is being celebrated in countries worldwide.
The campaign, which has been recognised internationally for more than a decade, will link the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Thursday, November 25, to the International Human Rights Day on Friday, December 10. It will also cover other significant United Nation days, including International Women’s Human Rights Defenders Day on Monday, November 29, and World AIDS Day on Wednesday, December firstname.lastname@example.org