Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 17, 2023 (SKNIS): A mural advocating for an end to domestic violence in St. Kitts and Nevis will be unveiled on November 27, 2023, as the Department of Gender Affairs prepares to observe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

The mural will be painted on the wall along Pond Road in Newtown. It will depict the aftermath of physical abuse on a female. Senior Gender Officer Shinnel Charles said that having a visual representation of the effects of domestic violence will be impactful.

“I don’t think that we have any murals in our country that depict domestic violence so I believe that it is important for us, and as the Minister [Hon. Isalean Phillip] said is just a start for us when it comes to the murals,” Mrs. Charles stated. “We will have more murals around the country so that we can never forget domestic violence or violence against women, children or men and ensure it is never placed on a side burner.”

The unveiling of the mural will be featured at the end of a ceremony marking the start of activities for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, which runs from November 25 to December 10, 2023. Other scheduled activities include a Safe Space for Men Engagement on November 28; Self-Defence Training on December 02; and a Public March Against Domestic Violence on December 10, 2023. 

Senior Gender Officer, Shinnel Charles, shares information on InFocus