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PNP women condemn murder of children, urge Gov't to present plan of action on crime

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Kingston, Jamaica —The People's National Party Women's Movement (PNPWM) is urging the Government to present a plan of action that will limit the opportunities for criminals to carry out dastardly and deadly acts.

The call comes on the backdrop of the murder of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, whose body was found in a garbage bag in her community of Top Hill, St Ann on Sunday — two days after she had been reported missing.

The women's movement, in a release condemning the slaughter of children, contended that despite the presence of States of Emergency (SOE) and Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO), there continues to be “no safety in any community, especially for our young women”.

“In recent months, at least six young girls have been murdered and their bodies savagely discarded,” it added.

“We must be united on this matter. The abuse and attacks on our women knows no colour!” the organisation's president Jennifer Edwards said.

Edwards is inviting all concerned organisations to join the PNPWM at a vigil in recognition of International Day Against the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 24.

“At this vigil we will engage the wider public and propose solutions for Government, Individuals and Civil Society as we unite in the fight against violence against our women and girls. Enough is Enough and the lives of women and children matter. A United Jamaica can win this battle!” Edwards said.

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