Candlelight Vigil to remember and honor those who have lost their lives to gender-based violence in Antigua and Barbuda.


On Saturday the 2nd of December at 6PM, DoGA will be hosting a Candlelight Vigil to remember and honor those who have lost their lives to gender-based violence in Antigua and Barbuda.

Be sure to save the date, bring a candle and join us at UWI Open Campus!

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  1. I can’t think of one person in Antigua who has lost their life to gender based violence. This has got to be a huge joke. Antiguans aren’t known to be intolerant to gender based discrimination towards anyone.
    I’m anxious to see the turn out. You must have nothing better to do with your time.
    Utterly ridiculous.

    • im thinking the same, like wrecking my brain to remember if i ever heard/read or saw any such. i know of domestic cases with man and woman and with lesbians but never saw any with gays reported.

      this just seem like some made-up fkery and imma go on a limb and guess it wanna be some bout representation and the alphabet thug community, with that one case where someone died for whatver number of reasons that may have happened. otherwise i cannot think of anything else

      • I 100% agree. Antigua is a place where we love people regardless of their sexual orientation. We don’t care who sleeps in your bed. Gone are the days when seeing a transgender person was news and gossip and would invoke some laughter and whispers. Now we don’t care because it’s quite normal and socially acceptable in our society to see two men hold hands, or wear female clothing.
        I hope they don’t buy too many candles, I am imploring the UWI open campus crew to save the receipt because they will be returning almost all the candles.
        Must be a slow news week when this nonsensical BS is being publicized.
        I’d much rather see a vigil about young people who have lost their lives to Speeding, or the dangers of drugs and the brain on young children, than this very nonexistent trumped up non issue.

  2. It’s sad to see that persons are responding to this article negatively. It is clear that none of the commenters are even aware of what gender based violence is, but yet are commenting and saying how “horrible” it is for us to recognise victims of gender based violence

    Gender based violence is “violence directed against a person because of that person’s gender or violence that affects persons of a particular gender disproportionately.”

    This means that the vast majority of persons who experience/are victims gender based violence are women, while perpetrators are usually men (although men can also be victims of gender based violence, and women perpetrators of said violence).

    Before you guys run your mouth on Sir VC Bird’s internet, please have at least a basic understanding of what you’re commenting about!

  3. Daryl, a man assaulting a woman with a real non plastic surgeon created vagina that’s typically described as domestic violence. Whether by a man or woman.
    The term Gender violence has been taken over by the gays to describe violence against them as well. Two men beating on each other regardless of what they dress in or call themselves, is called bullying. Where’s the discrimination? Attacking a person based on their sexual orientation is considered a hate crime.
    Now the gays have taken over the term gender violence and no one even associate’s it with what you describe anymore. The gays have coined it to mean violence against them as well. Most lesbians don’t seem to meet that level of violence against them as much as the trans, or openly gay men . Perhaps years ago it was described as such but now the gays have taken that definition to include them as well.


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