U.S. Embassy Grenada Partners With Cedars Home To Commemorate 16 Days Of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence  

PR – The U.S. Embassy Grenada, in collaboration the Cedars Home for Women, conducted  two activities to shed light on the pervasive nature of gender-based violence and  advocate for change during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an  annual international campaign that began on November 25, the International Day for  the Elimination of Violence against Women, and concludes on December 10, Human  Rights Day. 

The U.S. Embassy Grenada united with Cedars Home for Women on the “Clothesline  Project,” a symbolic representation and expression of survivors’ stories and messages of  solidarity. The residents contributed to the clothesline by creating art pieces and  messages on t-shirts that convey their thoughts and experiences related to gender based violence. The clothesline serves as a powerful visual display, offering a valuable platform for survivors to share their stories and foster a sense of unity within the  community. 

The statistics surrounding violence against women highlight the urgent need for  proactive measures to ensure their well-being. Recognizing this imperative, the U.S.  Embassy Grenada and Officer Sylvester of the Royal Grenada Police Force partnered to  offer a comprehensive self-defense session designed to equip women from Cedars  Home with the skills and knowledge to protect themselves and navigate potentially  unsafe situations.