Women Helping Women to host rally Wednesday

Women Helping Women will sponsor a sign-waving rally at 4 p.m. Wednesday to continue to raise awareness about missing women Moreira “Mo” Monsalve and Carly “Charli” Scott.

The rally will be on Kaahumanu Avenue in front of Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

People are welcome to bring signs expressing support for the families of the missing women, women’s and girls’ empowerment and pay equity. Signs can also support ending domestic violence and all forms of violence against women and girls.

The sign-waving event follows a March 3 rally at the Kihei Community Center, where many attending expressed the importance of keeping the issue of the missing women in front of the community, according to a news release from Women Helping Women.

Scott, 27, of Makawao was last seen at about 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at her sister’s residence in Haiku. Scott, who was five months pregnant, left the house to help her ex-boyfriend, whose car had broken down in Keanae, family members said.

On Friday, police changed the classification of the investigation into her disappearance from a missing-persons case to a homicide investigation.

Police said no one has been arrested, and Scott’s family said her body hasn’t been found.

Monsalve, 46, was last seen Jan. 12 at about 10 p.m. at her ex-boyfriend’s residence in Wailuku.