Speaking during a press conference, wife of Prime Minister Robert Abela, Lydia Abela, addressed the recent brutal murder of Bernice Cassar.
Abela highlighted how despite all the hard work done by various authorities, domestic violence is still an ongoing threat to many, especially women.
She said that domestic violence concerns everyone, and that everyone has the right to love and be loved as well as the right to find the aid necessary when such cases emerge.
Abela kicked off a 16-day campaign of activism towards protection of women, awareness about domestic violence and the prevention of further femicide.
‘We do not want that Bernice and other victims are forgotten’ she said. ‘We saw a mother who woke up in the morning and prepared for a day’s work. However, she did not return home to her loved ones.’