ON the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women today the Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) calls for community mobilisation to combat violence against women in T&T and the world. We cannot remain silent/indifferent in the face of the onslaught of such violence. It dehumanises all of us. It plagues all strata of every society; all religious and ethnic groups. Catholics believe that God imprinted a right moral order in the hearts of men and women. But many have strayed from this path. Violence is fed by a lack of formation of conscience; and by the existence of a culture that allows it to continue unabated. The sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person are the foundation of the moral vision of a society.