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– emphasizes importance of reporting incidents  The Human Services Ministry has introduced what it has described as a “multi-dimensional, multi-faceted” approach to holistically combat the challenge of domestic violence that has of recent pervaded sections of the country. In fact, a statement issued yesterday said that the move comes in keeping with the Ministry’s mandate to address the scourge of domestic violence.Moreover, it was revealed that the Ministry through its many sections and departments has independently, and in collaboration with its partners, been addressing the situation through training,Cheap Jerseys, advocacy, sensitization and awareness programmes.The statement follows on the heels of a series of violence domestic incidents which has left persons dead but others injured and traumatized.“The Administration of the Ministry…is deeply saddened by the recent loss of lives and injury as a result of domestic violence. We continue to implore perpetrators to seek help through the government system or non-governmental organizations.”It was also noted that while these incidents could be preventable, they require much effort from perpetrators, victims, communities, civil society,Cheap China Jerseys, Government and other partners, as according to the Ministry, “Domestic Violence is everybody’s business.”As such, officers of the Probation and Social Services Department have been working in communities across the country in a bid to sensitize the public about the services available to victims. The public, through this way, is also enlightened to the fact that counselling services are provided to victims and perpetrators, even as community members are made aware of their social responsibility to report cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) that occur in their respective communities.The statement highlighted that in the last two years the Men’s Affairs Bureau has been working with young boys and men in schools, sports clubs and football teams to address issues such as anger management, domestic violence prevention and interaction with the opposite sex via the “No More Black and Blue” and the “Red Card Domestic Violence” campaigns.In this regard, the Ministry has worked in more than 30 schools and communities and has reached more than 20,000 boys and men.And the Women’s Affairs Bureau (WAB) through its regional arm, the Regional Women’s Affairs Committee, has also been sustaining advocacy against gender-based and domestic violence through their domestic violence prevention programmes. In addition, the WAB continues to host sensitization sessions through Faith Based Organizations on many issues such as conflict and anger management, and existing situations involving domestic violence.It was emphasized too that the Ministry has continued to provide financial support to Help and Shelter with an annual subvention of $10 million, for the daily operation of the home for survivors of domestic violence. Also through the Guyana Legal Aid Clinics, the Ministry provides legal advice and services to survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence in four coastal regions.The Guyana Women’s Leadership Institute has conducted training for volunteers in Regions Three, Four and Five to work in their communities to provide immediate support to victims, perpetrators and survivors of GBV. And so far, 93 volunteers have been trained.Added to this it was disclosed that during the last quarter of this year,Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Outlet, training will be conducted for persons living in communities along the East Bank of Demerara and in Region Two,Cheap NFL Jerseys, a move which will soon be expanded to other Regions to assist in the reduction of Gender Based Violence.It was also amplified that the Board of Industrial Training has been assisting in the empowerment of people by providing training, inclusive of a travelling stipend, to single parents, equipping them with a skill to earn and achieve financial independence. These programmes are designed in recognition of existing empirical evidence that reveals financial dependence as a critical factor in the decisions made by persons who remain in abusive relationships. This premise, as well as the recognition of the sting of poverty, also guides the operation of the Ministry’s Difficult Circumstances Unit.However, it was noted that despite all of the work and services undertaken by the Ministry there can be no results without the assistance and cooperation of members of all communities and victims of domestic violence.“As we have been advocating in every community,Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic, school and sports club in which we have been working, Domestic Violence is everyone’s business; we are our brothers and sisters’ keepers. Thus,Wholesale NBA Jerseys China, we must report the incidents wherever and whenever they occur to the nearest police station,” the Ministry emphasized.Persons can also contact the Ministry on telephone numbers 225-4362 and 227-3497 to report violent incidents.
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