Two-day consultation aimed at providing improved services to victims of violence

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Two-day consultation aimed at providing improved services to victims of violence

M375/0009PRESS RELEASE – Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc will host a two day consultation on Tuesday January 17th and Wednesday January 18th, 2017 at the conference room of the National Mental Wellness Centre from 9:00 am.

Funding for this project has been provided by the United Kingdom High Commission.

Day one of the consultation is aimed at discussing existing processes and procedures, day two participants will identify and formulate improved protocols and procedures in an effort to provide better physical and emotional support services to women and children who are victims of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, child sexual & physical abuse.

The general objective of this project is to provide across the board, uniform, cohesive, friendly and sensitive support services for women and children who are victims of violence.

Participants for this consultation are employees of social services agencies (social services, health, justice, education, RSLPF), the media, NGO’s and CSO’s.

The consultations will be facilitated by Professor Lori K. Sudderth, Ph.D. Professor of Criminal Justice, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT USA.

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  1. I would have loved to be part of this consultation, because I would have been stressing the need to focus on men's issues AGGRESSIVELY.

    What we, the world, have been guilty of, is pushing women and girls issues at the expense of the men. If we believe that men are the cause of some of the issues women face eg domestic violence , rape etc, why can't we , the world, push agendas which attempt to tackle the source of the problem, or focus heavily on men? We continuously push agendas which tells women how to react, what to do, AFTER it is done to them by men.

    Don't you think it would be a great idea to start pushing issues which face men more aggressively. More men, are in prison, more men murder and are being murdered, ,more men commit suicide. It is time the world push men "agendas' aggressively. Because in the absence of this we are doing the same women and girls we are trying to protect a disservice.

    Please do not interpret my posting as undermining the importance of dealing with issues that women and girls face. As a woman myself I know of the importance bringing it it to the fore, however let us not neglect our men and boys.

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