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Sexual Violence Act still a concern

In an effort to save the nation’s children from increasing acts of sexual violence, members of Help and Shelter and Red Thread are continuing to press the government to speed up the enactment of the Sexual Offences Act.

At a press conference at the Help and Shelter headquarters, the group expressed their belief that the Child Protection legislation passed in parliament last month, is in adequate and does not make sufficient representation for abused children.

The group also lashed out at the stamp it out campaign. According to Attorney at Law and counselor attached to help and shelter clients Marcia Thompson the sexual offences act should not be looked at as a done deal.

It has been three weeks since the group has been calling on the government and civil society through silent protests to pass the sexual offences act. The group promises to continue with its protest action every Thursday outside the office of the President.

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