Prime Minister Rowley should apologise rather than defend his recent statements regarding victims of domestic violence. His language was poor and crass and his response should have been more solution oriented. It is not the habit to put victims in spotlight but rather to deal with what should be done to reduce the number of women who are victims of domestic violence.
The Prime Minister should focus on improving the legal system to assist our women with reference to granting of protection orders etc., training our policemen adequately to deal with domestic issues, having social officers at every police station, construction of more shelters and safe spaces for women by collaborating with NGOs, CBOs and other interest groups.
The Prime Minister needs to be more sensitive when making public statements regarding violence against women, especially now in a time when crimes of this nature are rampant and women in this country live in fear for their safety.
MP Ramona Ramdial