APNU calls for greater attention to domestic violence

A Partnership for National Unity on Friday lambasted the government for its failure to deal with the widespread domestic violence prevalent in Guyana.

APNU Leader David Granger along with members of parliament Annette Ferguson and Karen Cummings re-issued a call for robust governmental action to curb interpersonal violence, at a press conference hosted at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Hadfield Street.

Citing the headlines of the various murders and sexual offences that have been filling up the newspapers, the group called on the government to take serious action to curb the problems.

Granger defined interpersonal violence as the use of intentional force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development or deprivation and said the situation in Guyana was “a countrywide criminal epidemic.” He called on the various relevant ministries and the Guyana Police Force to deal with the issue, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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