Silent walk to end sexual violence

Organizers encourage families to come out and participate in family-friendly event.  

The Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation Steps to End Silence Walk will take place this month. 

The focus of the walk is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and an opportunity for the community to come together in a spirit of fellowship and camaraderie. 

The walk starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Crescent, Camana Bay, and will take approximately 20 minutes. The event marks in the Cayman Islands what is recognized internationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

Rayle Roberts, chairman of the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation, said the organization wants to make this the biggest event to date and to send out the strongest possible message that sexual violence will not be tolerated in our community.  

“If a future free of sexual violence is what we want, then we all need to make our voices heard. To each and every one of you, whether you are young or whether you are old, I want you to know and understand that your voice matters,” Mr. Roberts said. 

He said the foundation is appealing, in particular, to families to come out and participate in what is a family-friendly event.  

“Ending sexual violence requires the effort of all of us and there is nothing more inspiring than seeing two, or three, or even four generations of a family together supporting this most worthy of causes,” Mr. Roberts said. 

Activities throughout the day range from a Purple Dragon karate demonstration, free T-shirts from the Family Resource Centre for supporters to design, free gelato for children, free massages and spot prizes.  

Other community organizations, including the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and the Cayman Islands Red Cross, will offer information on understanding and preventing sexual violence. 

For more information, visit www.esrfoundation.org.ky or email [email protected]