UWI Expresses Condolences For Slain Staff Member, Denounces Gender Based Violence

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UWI Expresses Condolences For Slain Staff Member, Denounces Gender Based Violence

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the St. Augustine Campus, The University of the West Indies, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, denounces the death of their staff member Marissa Edwards as yet another example of gender-based violence in Trinidad and Tobago – one that hits home.

The UWI, in a media release, said Edwards was a dedicated staff member in the Department of Paraclinical Sciences at the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

It also extended sincere condolences to her family, friends and team members at the faculty.

The UWI said it is even worse that the circumstances surrounding her passing are tragic.

Lecturer and Head of The UWI’s Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Dr Sue Ann Barratt, agrees, noting Gender-Based Violence, particularly Violence Against Women, is a persistent threat to the lives of all women.

In the release, the UWI advocated for law enforcers to partner with civil society and other actors to inform and deepen their responses.

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