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Public urged to support victims and survivors of child abuse

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The Child Abuse Prevention Unitweek has organized a week of actives leading up to the Universal Children’s Day on November 20 and is calling on the public to support.

The Unit’s acting coordinator, Nichole Toussaint John-Baptiste, said activities will begin on the 17th of November with a candlelight vigil in Roseau in support of victims of abuse.

“We are still working on the venue but it will be in Roseau from 6pm to about 8pm. There will have different presentations from different groups giving support to all the victims and all the survivors of child abuse,” Toussaint John-Baptiste stated.

She said on Monday the 18th of November, the division will hold a children’s forum where various schools will be doing presentations on different topics including rights and responsibilities of children, self-esteem and self-harm and social media and its impact on the youth.

On Tuesday the 19th there will be a consultation with practitioners of child protection involving all stakeholders and sectors such as the health sector, the police, the prison, Ministry of Education and the Social Welfare Division.

“They will be trying to do a collaboration to mend bridges and to see how Dominicans can move forward in making child protection more accessible.” Toussaint John-Baptisteshe explained.

On Universal Children’s Day, November 20, a mural will be unveiled at the Massacre Primary School where students will be given the opportunity to express themselves and to voice their opinions on child abuse through acting.

On the 21st of November, the Division will also hold a forum with school principals to discuss issues of children protection and on the 22nd , visits will be paid to the communities of Grandbay, St.Joseph and Grand Fond to give out information on laws regarding children’s protection.

The goal of Universal Children’s Day is to improve child welfare worldwide, promote and celebrate children’s rights and promote togetherness and awareness amongst all children.





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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general elections

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Preliminary report of OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Dominica for December 6 general electionsThe Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) present in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the General Elections of December 6 congratulates the people of Dominica on their peaceful and enthusiastic participation in yesterday’s electoral process.

Led by the former Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, the Mission comprised 20 experts and observers from 14 countries, who deployed throughout the 21 constituencies of Dominica to observe the poll. The Mission conducted a substantive analysis of key aspects of the electoral process, including electoral organization and technology, the voters’ list, electoral justice, campaign financing and the political participation of women.

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PRESS RELEASE: Dominica: Commonwealth Observer Group says elections ‘reflected will of people’

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PRESS RELEASE: Dominica: Commonwealth Observer Group says elections ‘reflected will of people’An independent Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) deployed in Dominica, has delivered its interim statement on the 2019 Dominica General Elections, stating the election results ‘reflect the collective will of the people who voted.’ Despite tensions leading up to Election Day, voters turned out…

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OECS statement on the re-election of the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

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OECS statement on the re-election of the government of the Commonwealth of DominicaThe Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission congratulates Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) on a successful election victory and return to Government. Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules, commended the people of the…

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