Women's Issues In Guyana

When will we put our feet down on domestic violence? 

Posted in Crimes against Women by wiig on September 27, 2005
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Guyana Chronicle – September 27, 2005

Dear Editor,

I read in last Saturday’s Kaieteur News with sympathy of the death of an Essequibian mother of two, who has been suspected a victim of domestic violence.

It is sad to learn of these situations but the issue that continues to be of more trauma is the manner in which these cases are being dealt with by the Police and those in the judicial system.

Many times women are battered to death by either their spouses, reputed husbands or boyfriends and yet the crime go unpaid for, even if the act was committed in front of an ‘army of soldiers.’

What is to be called evidence in a case where a child is left fend for him/her self without the love of a mother? I think citizens need to take up an active role in the fight against domestic violence to diminish such malevolence from our society.

The call is been made for the Human Services Ministry and all the relevant agencies to act their part in the eradication of domestic violence. No one can imagine the fury of people living in a home where a relative is battered every or almost every day.

May be if the officials, Police and the others were victims or has relatives of abuse, perhaps then the would understand and take a better stand to protect the rights of other people.

-An abused wife

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