Halo donates care kits to DoGA

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The Halo Foundation, donated a supply of 100 care kits to the Directorate of Gender Affairs, in support of its domestic violence programme.  Lady Sandra Williams presented the items to Farmala Jacobs, acting director of Gender Affairs, at a meeting held at Government House recently.             
During the handover, Lady Sandra indicated that the foundation was pleased to be able to provide essential care items for use by victims of violence and abuse.
“Available statistics show that 98 percent of those who were affected by these unfortunate circumstances in Antigua and Barbuda last year were women.  In accordance with the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goal Number Five, we appreciate and continue to support the effort being made across our nation to attain the set objectives,” Lady Sandra said. 
One of the targets framed by the U.N. for gender equality is to eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres.
Lady Sandra commended Jacobs and the Directorate of Gender Affairs for handling the violence and abuse cases of women with respect and dignity, while providing comfort and advocacy to the most vulnerable within the society.
She also thanked the members of the corporate community who willingly came on board to provide some of the supplies for the kits.

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