Whereas the Jamaican police and authorities authorities have seemingly gone silent on the alleged abuse by Westmoreland Member of Parliament George Wright, Jamaicans at dwelling and within the diaspora proceed to place strain on the federal government for an outright condemnation of the violent actions just lately depicted in a viral video and an acceptable consequence in response.
On Could sixth, 12 organizations and 68 Jamaicans from at dwelling and within the diaspora signed a press launch titled ‘We Naa Ease Up!’ demanding the resignation of the Westmoreland Central MP.
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In April, Wright and a girl had been allegedly concerned in a bodily altercation that caught the eye of all the nation and diaspora. Each made impartial studies of the altercation to the Anchovy police and Ramble police, respectively. Nonetheless, because of a scarcity of cooperation from each people, the police closed the case.
The MP is now on a go away of absence from parliament and has been stripped of all duties by the Jamaica Labour Social gathering.
Within the launch that was signed by WE-Change Jamaica, Girls’s Well being Community, Girls Entrepreneurs Community of the Caribbean, former Jamaican Senator Imani Duncan-Value, Donna Morton of South Florida-based group Girls of Kulture Inc, and scores of others, it said: “We, the ladies of Jamaica and past, who’ve signed this press launch NAA EASE UP! Notice that Could 6, 2021, marks one month since Tannisha Singh and Member of Parliament George Wright made impartial studies of a bodily altercation to the Anchovy Police and Ramble Police, respectively.”
“To this point, to the perfect of our data, Mr Wright has not supplied any acceptable clarification of the circumstances surrounding this reported bodily altercation. Additional, his go away from Parliament, WITH PAY, “to take care of unexpected circumstances” is unacceptable. Taxpayers deserve extra! The federal government must honour SDG #5 (gender equality) to which Jamaica is signatory.”
The discharge continued, including, “Experiences of violence in opposition to ladies and youngsters proceed. The latest studies of sexual assault of a 13-year outdated lady and a five-year outdated boy in St Ann are abhorrent! We intend to actively push our representatives to be extra proactive and to URGENTLY tackle these human rights violations.”
The group is encouraging Jamaicans to hitch the ‘Thursday In Black’ one-day marketing campaign that’s being deliberate for Could 13, 2021.
This can be a joint motion by the Institute of Gender & Improvement Research, regional coordinating workplace on the College of the West Indies, and the Jamaica Council of Church buildings, in assist of the elimination of gender-based violence.
Professor Opal Palmer-Adisa from the Institute of Gender & Improvement Research is encouraging all the diaspora to take part within the marketing campaign. “It’s vital that we take a stand and do what we are able to to make Jamaica secure for ladies and youngsters and everybody. Proper throughout the board, we have to remove violence generally,” she stated.
Members of the diaspora can take part within the marketing campaign she stated by “sporting black t-shirts, [and taking] an image [with the hashtags] #ThurdsayInBlack #EndGenderBasedViolence.”
Because the allegations, members of the diaspora in South Florida and scores of companies and social justice organizations in Jamaica have condemned the alleged actions of the MP and referred to as for his resignation.