WAVE workshop against violent killings tomorrow

Guyana Chronicle
March 21, 2003

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WOMEN Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE) will host a workshop for its members and any interested others, tomorrow, as part of its continuing drive to "express outrage and horror at the escalation of violent killings" recently.

The programme will start at 13:00 hours (1 pm) in Hotel Tower on Main Street, Georgetown.

A March 17 release said, over the last two weeks, WAVE noted, with alarm, that many women have "lost their lives in the most barbaric manner" and others were seriously injured.

The release mentioned Koshmante (Shanta) Singh, who was shot on each breast and in the temple and Victorine Kenely Walters, who was brutally stabbed to death by a known assailant after months of domestic abuse.

WAVE also strongly condemned the act of violence which resulted in the death of icicle vendor Tyrone Williams and the kidnapping, shooting and injury of Mr and Mrs Sharma.

The statement said WAVE has reached out, as well, to the communities of Buxton and Annandale on East Coast Demerara, providing support and counselling.

WAVE, on March 15, as a mark of respect prior to her funeral, also stood at the corner of James and Hill Streets, Albouystown, in the city, too, where Koshmante Singh was shot and killed and, on March 16, its members participated in the candlelight 'Global vigil for Peace' on the steps of St George's Cathedral, joining others across the world.

The group will continue to demonstrate at the Cenotaph in the capital every Wednesday to raise awareness on the issue and remains committed to its slogan 'Stop the Killings Now', the statement said.

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