In an effort to increase and broaden dialogue on the Sexual Offences Act [SOA] and to create a public space in which evidence-based positions on same may be fully interrogated and ventilated, J-FLAG has partnered with Mary Seacole Hall to host a tertiary level debate competition [#Debate2015] on the review of the SOA. This debate will focus on the (in)adequacy of the Act in exacting punishment for perpetrators of all forms of sexual violence.
#Debate2015 will feature the debating societies of the University of Technology and the University of the West Indies Mona. The teams will debate a motion to be tabled on the following:
“The Sexual Offences Act: Let the punishment fit the crime”
The programme is available here: Debate2015 Programme