The work of the Coalition against Domestic Violence is at the very heart of our aspirations for liberty and equality captured in the national anthem.
There can be little peace and security where relations between women and men, adults and children are abusive, exploitative and violent.
On the International Day of Women 2018, we note that the work of the Coalition against Domestic Violence is needed more than ever. Already for the year over 90 murders have been committed, with four women being murdered in domestic settings.
We are very troubled by the low detection rates for violent crimes in this country as this contributes to the weakening of the rule of law and undermines justice and security.