“Speak up and out, let your voices be heard” – REO Jaikaran

first_imgResidents of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) are being called on to speak out against domestic violence.Region Three REO Denis Jaikaran (in white cap); members of the United Bridge Builders Mission and other participants during the march and rally against domestic violence and suicideThe charge was made by Region Three Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran at a march and rally against domestic violence and suicide on Monday.“Silence is also a form of violence; therefore, one should not stay silent whenever they are in a relationship that has violence … those who face violence need to speak up and let your voices be heard; do not be ashamed,” the REO stated.Jaikaran told the participants that the public has to adopt the mindset that domestic violence was a disease in society. He pledged the Administration’s backing to end all forms of violence.“I pledge the Administration’s support to participate and play a meaningful role to ensure that sensitisation occurs within the Region and the country as a whole, so that all can understand that violence cannot be condoned.”The walk commenced at the JC Supermarket at Meadow Bank and concluded at the West Demerara Secondary School.The exercise was a collaborative effort between the regional administration and the US-based non-profit organisation United Bridge Builders Mission.The organisation was established in 2006 by Bonita Montaque and Lisa Cabanara in the US to serve international communities; it then expanded to Guyana to help address the social ills affecting Guyanese.last_img

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