The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has once again denounced domestic violence and child abuse in the country.
The Southern Division of the Force joined forces with stakeholders including the Ministry of Social Development and Housing, and school children from St. Louis Girls’ RC, J.W. Fletcher Catholic Secondary School, and the Presentation Brothers College (PBC) to take to the streets in the Town of St. George last week Wednesday to express zero tolerance to these crimes.
The plea made on the walk was “End sexual violence now”, “Doh beat up” and to report such occurrences to the relevant authorities.
Grenada is said to be ranked number one in the Caribbean for sexual-related offences.
RGPF is giving victims the assurances that there is hope while urging them to speak up.
Female police Sergeant, Dianne Dumont of Central Police Station on the Carenage pointed to the increase in the number of sexual offenses in the country.
Sgt. Dumont urged not only victims but people in general who are aware of the crime to come forward and report it to the relevant authorities.
She said the walk was geared at educating the public about the current situation faced and to make them become more aware of this social problem.