Members of the St. Joseph Police Youth Club (PYC) on Saturday showed their support for the annual international campaign aimed at ending gender-based violence that kicked off on Thursday.
The day’s activities were hosted in collaboration with the Maracas/St. Joseph Police Youth Club, UN Women, and various other stakeholders who were also present at the event and included Alderman Kwesi Robinson, Chairman of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation, Mrs. Gia Gaspard-Taylor, President of the Network of Rural Women Producers (NRWPTT), Mrs. Seema Ramsaran-Augustus, Councillor for Valsayn/St Joseph, Mr. Cory Selvon, Councillor for Maracas/St Joseph, and PC Bevin Alexander, Leader of the Maracas St Joseph PYC. Members and parents of both police youth clubs were also present.
All in attendance painted benches at the First Capital Park, St. Joseph in brightly coloured orange as part of the 16 Days of Activism initiative. Posters were also affixed to each bench providing important information about gender-based violence.
The event was chaired by WPC Williams-Goddard, Leader of the St Joseph PYC.