Garrido-Lowe urges help for men to reduce domestic violence

Women can be protected from violence if men are helped to overcome violence triggers, according to AFC MP Valerie Garrido-Lowe.

Lashing out at what she saw as insufficient allocations by government in the budget towards developing programmes to enhance the safety of women. Garrido-Lowe told her fellow Members of Parlia-ment (MPs) last Friday that violence against women in Guyana has risen to frightening proportions.

She also criticised the “Stamp It Out” campaign which was championed by Priya Manickchand when she held the Human Services portfolio as insufficient. The Human Services Ministry, the AFC MP charged, needs to do more to keep women safe and she suggested that helping  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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