In light of the country’s most recent homicide which claimed the life of 52 year old Judith Browne, The Ministry of Social Transformation & Human Resource Development plans to roll out an aggressive campaign in 2017 to educate and sensitize all who reside in Antigua and Barbuda as to domestic violence and the options available to victims.
That is according to the Social Transformation Ministry the Hon Samantha Marshall in a statement issued on Friday.
Minister Marshall said that Judith’s tragic and untimely death, allegedly at the hands of her spouse, underscores that the country can accept no more of these horrific acts of violence.
She assured residents of her Minister continued commitment to ending violence against women and girls and further called on the other Ministries within the country to join forces in order to achieve this result.
The Social Transformation Minister concluded stating that the government is indeed aware that there is much more to be done in order to end domestic violence. She said among plans for 2017 is the official opening of the Sexual Assault Response Centre.