President Of Women Against Rape Says COVID-19 Has Created Unbearable Conditions For Many Women In Antigua

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Nurse Alexandrina Wong, the President of Women Against Rape (WAR), says the COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of stressful and unbearable conditions for many women on island.

She added that the pandemic has lead to the postponement of court cases which victims have been waiting for several months to have their matters resolved. And, in some instances, the perpetrators have been using means of intimidation to get to them.

The Women Against Rape (WAR) is a non-government organization that advocates for a coordinated response to prevention and management of gender based violence, including sexual violence, and the realization of gender equality in Antigua and Barbuda.

While Nurse Wong admits that men, too, often face abuse, she notes that women are the most vulnerable.

Further, she says that job losses among women – who now have to depend on their partners more than ever – is creating some of the conflict. And many men are using this to take advantage of their spouses.

Nurse Wong also notes that there has been an increase in homelessness among women, who are being put on the street for not falling in line.

She says WAR has been offering assistance to these persons, although virtually, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. When was WAR established? How long has Nurse Wong been its “President”? Who else are the other members of WAR? Is this similar to Alister Thomas being “President” of the so-called NPTA? Who are the other members of the NPTA? When is the next election to elect a new executive?

  2. Is this non-profit organization properly registered and paying fees to the government for its registration as a non-profit organization? Somebody might want to check the paperwork on this organization. Who is the Board of Directors, who elects the ‘President’? Something seems fishy.

    Also, I want to create an organization called ‘Men Against Murder’ aka MAM. The reason MAM needs to exist is because many women murder men every year. Therefore, we need an organization to protect men from violent women.

    We probably also need an organization called ‘Men Against Nagging’ aka MAN. Because many men die every from hearing women nag at them again and again and again.

    • For all the KNUCKLE and WHORE-ism that women suffer from the think-with-Dick species, a little nagging and murder pales in comparison.

      I do agree that these “organizations” need to be looked into. Additionally the self-proclaimed “activists” and “lecturers” affiliated with politics.

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