UNIFEM and Sadiki Battle Against Domestic Violence

Reggae Star - Masud Sadiki

Reggae Star – Masud Sadiki

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 12, 2010 (CUOPM)

Kittitian conscious Reggae star Masud Sadiki is off to Barbados Monday night (Monday 12th April 2010) to join forces with other top Caribbean artists.

He will participate in a two-day consultation dubbed “Caribbean Artistes UNITE to End Violence against Women.” These sessions will be held Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th April 2010.

During the first day of the consultation, Masud and his fellow artistes will be briefed on the Secretary General’s campaign as well as UNIFEM’s work to end violence against women.

Another objective is to gain the artistes’ expertise to generate ideas about creative tools and activities that can be used to promote ending violence against women through the campaign. The second day will be used to film public service announcements (PSAs) that will be used to raise public awareness throughout the region.

Some of the other artistes participating in the consultation are David Rudder, Allison Hinds, Destra Garcia, Claudette Peters, Patrice Roberts, Edwin Yearwood and Nelly Star.

Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and Dominica are the countries that will be represented.

UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations, dedicated to advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that foster women’s empowerment. UNIFEM works on the premise that it is the fundamental right of every woman to live a life free from discrimination and violence, and that gender equality is essential to achieving development and to building just societies.

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