Zan­doli con­demns Vi­o­lence against Women

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Saint Lu­cians rep­re­sent­ing a New Jersey-based or­ga­ni­za­tion, Zan­doli In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion, have con­demned the most re­cent acts of vi­o­lence against women here. A state­ment from the or­ga­ni­za­tion says that it stands with “Raise Your Voice” in con­demn­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and par­tic­u­larly vi­o­lence against women and chil­dren in Saint Lu­cia.

“In light of the re­cent rapes of two women in the north of the is­land at Cas-en-Bas and Mon­gi­raud, Zan­doli con­tin­ues to call for a more con­certed ef­fort to deal with the alarm­ing in­crease in sex­ual as­saults in Saint Lu­cia,” the group says.

Fur­ther that Zan­doli con­tin­ues to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion and has paid par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to the po­lice crime sta­tis­tics for 2015 which have shown a sig­nif­i­cant rise in sex­ual of­fences on the is­land.

Zan­doli’s re­quest for sig­na­tures in an on­line pe­ti­tion has come to its one-year ob­jec­tive and the or­ga­ni­za­tion is poised to present its Pe­ti­tion for an On­line Sex Of­fender Registry to the govern­ment.

In con­tin­u­ing its “We-Want-To-Know” cam­paign, Zan­doli be­lieves that a Sex Of­fender Registry is a crit­i­cal step in the fight against rape and child mo­lesta­tion in Saint Lu­cia, by al­low­ing cit­i­zens the abil­ity to iden­tify known of­fend­ers and also to be the eyes and ears of the po­lice in their much touted “Com­mu­nity Polic­ing” en­deav­ours.

Zan­doli calls on all good Saint Lu­cians to sup­port this fight against rape and child mo­lesta­tion.

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