Monday 16 December, 2019

Trini MP at UN Peace Seminar: Abusers of women must be prosecuted

National Security Minister Stuart Young speaking at the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) Sub-Regional Seminar at the Hyatt
Regency in Port of Spain. Seated are Carolyne Melanie Regimbal, Director of the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and Andrew Maharaj, Chargé d’ Affaires, Embassy of Canada in Trinidad and Tobago.

National Security Minister Stuart Young speaking at the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) Sub-Regional Seminar at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain. Seated are Carolyne Melanie Regimbal, Director of the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and Andrew Maharaj, Chargé d’ Affaires, Embassy of Canada in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister Stuart Young is expressing grave concern over the increasing prevalence of gender-based violence, including violence committed with small arms.

Minister Young raised the issue as he addressed the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) Sub-Regional Seminar entitled, "Preventing Armed Violence Against Women Through Arms Control", which was held on Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-of-Spain.

He also strongly condemned the increasing rate of non-partner violence against women and emphasized the need to identify and prosecute persons from all levels of society, inclusive of those who hold high positions and pretend to be exemplars when they are cowards who abuse women.

Meanwhile, the Minister urged the seminar participants to continue to move towards a progressive convergence of women, peace and security and stressed the need for an 'all hands on deck' approach to eradicate violence against women and girls in the country.

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