Domestic violence sensitisation reaches MARAD

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In Guyana, during the years 2013/2014, there were over 3,000 reported domestic violence cases. Of these cases more than 80 percent  the victims were females.
To raise awareness of this state of affairs,  the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) recently held a domestic violence awareness forums for its employees at the department’s head office and at the Ports and Harbours offices respectively.
Child Link Guyana partnered with MARAD in facilitating this event, aimed at heightening awareness among employees regarding the reality of domestic violence in Guyana.
Employees benefitted from these sessions collectively where theories, ideas and experiences were shared amongst each other which enabled a better understanding of domestic violence.
Presenters from Child Link Guyana were Kean Chase, Ashome Clarke, Stacy Parris, and Katina Benn – George, an employee of MARAD, and also a former professional Counsellor of Child Link Guyana.
Some of the areas of focus included ‘Forms of domestic violence’, ‘The Cycle of domestic violence’ and ‘Triggers of domestic violence.’
During the presentation, it was revealed that violence against women occurs in all sectors of society regardless of race, religion, social status, educational or economical background in all countries of the world.

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