Issue deserves media’s attention
On Sunday, Nov. 25 I attended an important community event along with a large gathering of concerned citizens at the Bernice Parrott stage at city hall.
Important persons in authority were there to speak in support of an international event: stopping violence against women and girls worldwide. This is an all pervasive human rights violation that exists everywhere in the world, including the Quinte region.
Has your paper not addressed such violations as trafficking young girls? You generously gave coverage when a deputation of human rights activists ( ie. Amnesty International, United Nations and Quinte Grannies for Africa - Stephen Lewis Foundation) came to appear before city council asking for its support of this worthy cause. City hall acknowledged the significance and the need to address violence against women and girls and declared the dates from November 25 to December 10 as a time of awareness and protest against this monstrous condition.
I am perplexed that The Intelligencer, which was present at the November 25 gathering, did not see fit to print a follow- up article regarding this event as a logical progression of information to the community at large.
Does this not suggest kicking suffering women and girls to the curb?
The need to work toward reducing their suffering does not end on December 10, but at least during this time of November 25 to December 10 awareness is raised for your readers and, hopefully, others that your newspaper reaches. Helen Kelly Belleville