The Economic and Social Impact of Gender-based Violence
with Indrani Goradia
AFETT Hosts Free Talk on Gender-based Violence
As the United Nations 16 Days of Activism was drawing to an end, the number of women who had been killed in this country was well over 150, a sad testament to how serious this issue is locally. As part of the movement to end this violence in our society, AFETT collaborated with PSI Caribbean to host a free, public talk by international women’s advocate and philanthropist Indrani Goradia. Many interested individuals came together at Sagicor’s Financial Centre to listen to the talk, but Ms. Goradia emphasised that the event was a discussion between her and the audience to address the problem.
Ms. Goradia has addressed the UN on women’s issues, and she is the founder of the Indrani’s Light Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing solutions to gender-based violence. Speaking on the “The Economic and Social Impact on Gender-Based Violence”, Ms. Goradia drew on her vast experience with this issue in the United States, India and other parts of the world. She expanded on problems like the weaknesses in the systems meant to help the victims of gender-based violence and the far-reaching effects the violence has on women and the people around them.
The audience enthusiastically put forward their opinions and questions, covering issues like how police can respond better to this violence in our society.
AFETT was honoured to contribute to the observance of the United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign which began on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ended on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The UN’s observance is meant to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.
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