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TCV to host domestic violence virtual discussion

By Caribbean News Global contributor

NEW YORK, USA – The Caribbean Voice (TCV) has announced a live discussion on domestic violence in the Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora scheduled for November 29, from 6 to 8 pm, New York City time.

“This program forms part of our observance of 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which takes place from November 25 to December 10 each year,” TCV said in a press release.

Participants on this program are drawn from several Caribbean countries as well as the Caribbean Diaspora. They include:

  • Dr C Ashley John – St Vincent & the Grenadines, Social activist/advocate.
  • Christine Perumal – USA lead attorney at Safe Horizons, an NGO focused on empowerment of domestic violence victims, social activist and advocate.
  • Dr Karen Carpenter – Jamaica Head Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, Mona Campus.
  • Anthony Ganness – Trinidad and Tobago, Mental Health Unit, ministry of health.
  • Krisnan Hurdle – Barbados, therapist, life coach, clinical psychology student, lead consultant at Insight Counseling.
  • Laurie Shiell-Smith – Bermuda, executive director, Center Against Abuse.
  • Dr Bindu Babu – USA domestic violence survivor, author and women’s empowerment activist.
  • Judith Narain – USA TCV member, social activist and advocate.
  • Dr Lorraine Barnaby – Jamaica TCV member, psychiatrist, social activist and advocate.
  • Dr Keshwar Ramkissoon – USA Pandits Parishad, medical doctor, social activist and advocate.
  • Bibi Ahamad – Guyana, TCV member, psychologist, social activist and advocate.

The program will be hosted by Annan Boodram and Neela Naraine of The Caribbean Voice, while Bibi Ahamad will be both a discussant and a co-host.

While this is one on several programs being organized by The Caribbean Voice, to bring together persons across the Caribbean and its Diaspora, who are involved in suicide and abuse prevention at various levels, this particular program is aimed at arriving at strategies for domestic violence prevention that are viable, pragmatic and doable.

Such strategies will be shared with all governments, NGOs, FBOs, CSOs and individuals who are involved in domestic violence prevention.

Media representatives may request coverage of the Facebook live discussion via  [email protected], [email protected], WhatsApp +1 646-461- 0574 or 011-592-621- 6111 on/or before Friday, November 27.



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