Wednesday, August 10, 2016

LASCO NAJ Nurse of the Year takes action to end violence against women and girls


LASCO Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Nurse of the Year 2015-2016 Treveen Palmer-Miller will stage Jamaica’s very first “Orange Day” on Saturday, June 25 in an effort to increase dialogue and initiate action to end violence against women and girls in Jamaica.
Treveen Palmer-Miller, LASCO/Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Nurse of the Year 2015-2016.
“Everyone has a role to play in breaking the barrier of gender inequality and violence. Too often, my colleagues and I witness the end result of violence against women and girls; when these ladies are able and willing to seek help or when the situation is at a critical point and they have no choice but to come to the hospital. I want to shape a nation where these instances are few or rare, where women are protected and cherished, where our value exceeds sexual interest and where our young girls grow up with self appreciation and worth,” said the LASCO Nurse of the Year.
On Saturday, June 25, Nurse Palmer-Miller will kick off Orange Day activities with an advocacy walk, starting at Hi-Lo Supermarket on Old Hope Road and ending at the Holy Cross Church on Half-Way-Tree Road. At Holy Cross Church there will be a short entertainment package, a health and fitness presentation, arts and crafts, and the sharing of the inspirational story of Former LASCO JCF Police Officer of the Year Det. Sgt. Ava Lindo. Individuals, groups or corporate entities can register for the walk through the entry fees of $1000 per individual, $800 per person in a group of five or more and $20,000 for a corporate team. All proceeds will go towards the Woman Inc. Shelter for battered women.
LASCO Brand Manager Renee Rose was proud to share LASCO’s support of Nurse Palmer-Miller’s Orange Day initiative.
“Our health professionals are more than capable of treating injuries. However, prevention is better than cure and that is what Orange Day calls for. It encourages every Jamaican, neighbor, friend and family member to be accountable in preventing and ending violence against women and girls. We are truly proud to have Nurse Palmer-Miller as a LASCO ambassador,” declared Rose. “With the recent celebrations of Mother’s and Father’s Day, Orange Day will again speak to everyday family values especially the key role family plays in positive reinforcement of values for their daughters, sisters, mothers and wives as well as in keeping them safe.”
Orange Day, initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, calls upon activists, governments and UN partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls on the 25th of every month.







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