Justice for abused women and children is more important than covering up the misdeeds of family, friends and political allies

Dear Editor,
Given the campaign declarations of the 3 parties slated to be in Parliament, I want to call on them to ensure that their nominees to the House live up to expressed commitments.

I am particularly calling on Mr Ramotar to re-examine his government in the interest of sending a clear signal of his     honest intention to address the protection of women and children in Guyana.

Mr Ramotar will hopefully not follow his predecessor and try to hide behind the fact that we are unable to point to revelations made in the courts since as most Guyanese know, abused  women in need of work are unable to pursue legal remedies, particularly when the perpetrator is well connected.

As a country, we must move to a situation where justice for abused women and children is more important than covering up the misdeeds and criminality of family, friends and political allies. I urge that this movement begin at the highest levels of Guyana.

Yours faithfully,
Karen de Souza

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