Violence against women remains widespread and pervasive globally today. Living free from violence is a human right, yet millions of women and girls suffer disproportionately from violence in their home and in society. Across the globe, women are beaten, raped, mutilated, and killed with impunity.
Last year, the government of T&T reviewed the Domestic Violence Act as it seeks to send a message that “whether it unfolds internationally or locally, violence against women is unconscionable and must be stopped.”
I was surprised to see this week that Fuad Abu Bakr, political leader of the NNV party hitting a bobolee created to represent that of Mrs. Kamla Persad- Bisessar. Tears flowed from my eyes to see a bobolee representing that of a woman could be beaten in public to signal a message of change in politics that he hopes to see in our society. There are much better ways to express your disgust than to beat a woman. I hope that he apologizes for the wrong message that it sends to our young men and women.