Friday, November 25, 2016

Today is IDEVAW - Silent Protest for our Sisters!

Message from Jamaica AIDS Support for Life:

Dear Partners,

A consortium of NGOs including the AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF), Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, Eve for Life, Family Planning Association of Jamaica, Woman Inc and J-FLAG/We Change invites your organization to participate in a  Silent Protest on November 25, 2016 in the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we ask for your renewed commitment, your voices and your support to Silent Protest 2016 as we take this call to action to another level. This public event is geared towards  raising  awareness and addressing the issues surrounding violence against women.

This year's Silent Protest, serves to reinforce the fact that we are here to stand in support and camaraderie on behalf of the many  women and girls who have experienced violence of any and every form. Singly we can do little but together we can do so much. We invite you and some of your beneficiaries to once again participate with us in this activity by joining us in protest .

Your involvement will certainly aid in the success of the Silent Protest.

We hereby request the participation of  25 persons from your organization.

The Silent Protest activity will take place around the Half Way Tree and its environs between the hours of 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. as follows:
-            1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
– Participants meet on the lawns of Police Officers Club, 34 Hope Road, Kingston 10 for briefing.
-          2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– All participants will 'take to the streets' to canvass support from passersby about the initiative and share the importance of our protest.
-        4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
– Actual Silent Protest: During the protest participants will demonstrate their silence through various means e.g. tape the mouth, bear placards, stand in silence, stand motionless, etc.
-              5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
– Debriefing and partaking of meals at St. Andrew Parish Church Hall, Ellesmere Road, Kingston 10

Kindly indicate your intention to participate in the Silent Protest stating the number of persons attending (and t-shirt sizes) through return email by November 4th, 2016. Your timely response will allow for making adequate preparation to make the event a successful one.  Please see attached the shirts and the messages which they represent.

Anticipating your favourable response.

Thank you.

Kind Regards,
Donique Green
Peer Navigator
#Never give up on your dreams you may just be in reach.

Jamaica AIDS Support for Life
3 Hendon Drive,'
Kingston 20
☎ 925-0021/2  

      ext: 2232


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