Work­shop se­ries to tackle Vi­o­lence against Women

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

T he NGO Caribbean Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion will soon host a se­ries of work­shops in the Eastern Caribbean which mem­bers be­lieve is one of the long-term so­lu­tions to end­ing vi­o­lence against women in the re­gion. The work­shops will tar­get NGOs and other or­gan­i­sa­tions that work on the is­sue of vi­o­lence against women, fam­ily vi­o­lence in gen­eral and vi­o­lence among young peo­ple.

The work­shops will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants with train­ing on how to coun­sel men with a his­tory of vi­o­lence and will be fa­cil­i­tated by Mr. Jonathan Fowler, a Bri­tish psy­chi­a­trist with an ex­ten­sive back­ground in coun­selling vi­o­lent men. Pres­i­dent of the foun­da­tion Carol Daniel holds much ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the work of NGOs in the CARICOM re­gion on so­cial is­sues, and pledges to con­tinue pro­vid­ing sup­port to the most vul­ner­a­ble groups of our so­ci­eties. Ms Daniel has been known to ad­vo­cate for re­gional gov­ern­ments to match the level of com­mit­ment ex­hib­ited by the NGO sec­tor, when it comes to sup­port­ing vul­ner­a­ble groups in the re­gion.

‘’NGOs pro­vide sup­port to those most vul­ner­a­ble mem­bers of our re­spec­tive so­ci­eties in the re­gion, and they do it with very lim­ited re­sources,” she said. “I think the NGOs in this part of the world are phe­nom­e­nal, and should be bet­ter sup­ported in their ef­forts.’’

Ms Daniel is hop­ing that the work­shop to be held in Saint Lu­cia on March 24 and 25 at Coco Palm Ho­tel will be well at­tended. The work­shop is free to those wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate.

Pres­i­dent of NGO Caribbean Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion Carol Daniel.

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