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Women’s groups call for action against abuse

Friday, November 02, 2012 | 5:50 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two of the island's prominent women's groups have issued a desperate call for authorities to address the increasing abuse against women in the society.

"We are concerned about what is happening in the society," Faith Webster executive director of the Bureau of Women's Affairs said today.

Webster made the comment following reports from the Clarendon Police that the partly decomposed body of a woman, 28-year-old domestic helper Tenisha Hamilton, was found in a tank close to her home on Wednesday.

Hamilton went missing on October 24.

This discovery closely follows the revelation that a burnt body found near Port Royal was that of another pregnant woman, Tandy Lewis.

“There is definitely need for greater collaboration among all sectors of society to tackle this growing problem,” said Dundeen Ferguson president of the Woman’s Inc, who declared that it could not be “business as usual”.

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