MCAST community gathers against domestic violence

November 25, 2022 Communications

MCAST observed a two-minute silence in memory of Bernice Cassar and all victims of domestic violence. Students and staff gathered in front of Students’ House in the presence of the victim’s family members as a gesture of respect and a united stand against violence. Youth workers from Aġenzija Zgħażagħ also performed a brief sketch inviting those present to draw a red mark symbolically.


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The College community is deeply saddened and shaken by the murder, which took place in Kordin close to the campus gates. MCAST’s Wellbeing Team has reached out to staff and students urging them to seek help and support. It is important to come together to raise awareness and take action against violence at this difficult time.

In a reflective note shared with staff and students, MCAST senior lecturer Janice Fenech Scicluna emphasised, “If you are noticing behaviours in yourself or others that make you suspect someone is experiencing abuse, do not just stand by, believing it will just stop. Instead, take action and seek help. Whether you are experiencing being a victim or noticing that maybe you are having anger or jealousy issues, find the strength within and speak up. It is never too early to get help.”


Today 25 November, also marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which aims to raise awareness on the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls around the world, calling for global action to increase awareness, promote advocacy and create opportunities for discussion on challenges and solutions.

Kindly find attached the reflective note penned by MCAST senior lecturer Janice Fenech Scicluna below. Reflective Note

Where to ask for help

At the MCAST Wellbeing Hub

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