Monthly Archives: November 2019

16 Days of Activism Against gender Based Violence – Nov.25 to Dec. 10


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Alcohol is not a root cause for abuse: It’s a trigger


A commenter wrote on social media: “I told them the main culprit was alcohol abuse, reduce it and you will reduce domestic abuse, suicide, noise, drunk driving, etc,” Response: “I totally agree. Alcohol is the root cause of all acts of violence, … Continue reading

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Need for an anti-bullying strategy for schools


An article in the media entitled “Mom arrested after pepper-spraying students bullying her daughter” raises a number of issues. The article indicates that a child was being bullied by other students but “according to a police rank who [was] at … Continue reading

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The Caribbean Voice is not a front – PPP nor otherwise


Georgetown, Guyana, November 19, 2019: WITH reference to a letter in a section of the print media titled, ‘Caribbean Voice is a PPP front group masquerading as mental health advocate’, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) unequivocally states that we are a … Continue reading

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Provocation is no justification for abuse


A female posted on Facebook that women should stop provoking men since such provocation leads to domestic abuse. This victim-blaming is nothing new, but it is indeed astounding that there are still women who propagate such a view, yet claim … Continue reading

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What constitutes an anti-suicide campaign?


“Minister Broomes on ‘anti-suicide’ campaign at Linden schools” screamed the headline in a local newspaper. But then the article proceeded to wax on the minister’s talk to the students. So The Caribbean Voice checked and found out that Minister Broomes … Continue reading

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If You Witness Physical Abuse, Do Something


A few days ago, a Guyanese-American man murdered his wife and then hanged himself. According to a co-worker of the deceased, “It was noted that Dojoy (the wife) would tell her friends that Budhidat (the husband) was controlling and violent. … Continue reading

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