Black Friday protest against sexual violence

Thursday, September 27, 2012    

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JAMAICANS are being encouraged to wear black tomorrow in protest against sexual violence, particularly against women and children.

The protest is being led by Women's Inc, with the full endorsement of both the Government and the Opposition.

The call came at a meeting convened at Jamaica House and involved representatives of the Government and the Opposition, as well as from Women's Inc and several other women's organisations. The meeting was chaired by Information Minister Sandrea Falconer.

As part of the protest, members of the public are being asked to "stand" at public places, including the Half-Way-Tree clock tower, at 10:am.

"Persons who will not be able to attend can still participate in the protest by observing two minutes of silence at 10:00 am in their workplaces and in their homes," a release from Jamaica House said.



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