Ministry of Health & Social Development
Ministry of Health & Social Development Statutory Boards & Associated Bodies
Office of Gender Affairs
Gender Affairs
Release Date:
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 4:21pm

Residents of the Virgin Islands are encouraged to wear purple, the international colour of domestic violence awareness, on Friday, October 7 as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities.

Persons are also encouraged to wear ‘Stop Domestic Violence’ t-shirts which can be purchased from T-Shirt Genius located upstairs of Supa Valu on Tortola. Interested persons are asked to call 542-4989 to place orders before October 7.

In marking this occasion, the Office of Gender Affairs aims to create a national demonstration of unity against domestic violence and to show support to survivors.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed under the theme, ‘Step up, Speak up, Seek help’.

For more information on the schedule of activities, please contact the Office of Gender Affairs at 468-3701, extension 2234 or 2236 or visit www.bvi.gov.vg.


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Email: ministryofhealth@gov.vg
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174