Friday, November 26, 2010

Mokami Status of Women

Women who disagree with the light sentences being handed out to sexual offenders were invited to meet with the Mokami Status of Women Council last night.

Petrina Beales is the Executive Director for the Mokami Status of Women council.

She says the first meeting on the subject was a success.

The women gathered with various resource people to discuss women who have been victims of sexual assault.

They also discussed what they call light sentences being given to the sexual offenders by the courts.

Beales says they hope to get more women involved in the discussion in order to create more awareness on the issue.

The council will continue to meet on the topic in the future.

Beales adds that something has to be done about this issue.

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