Press Release:-The British High Commission has awarded a grant to Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc. to provide training for front line social service agency workers and institutions which provides support services to women and children who are victims of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, child sexual and physical abuse.
The Rt. Honourable Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom will be present to officially launch the project on Thursday 12th January 2017 at the New Financial Centre, Pointe Seraphine. The Baroness is the UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
Following the launch, a two day consultation is set for Tuesday January 17th and Wednesday January 18th, 2017 at the conference room of the National Mental Wellness Centre from 9:00 am to discuss the challenges and gaps to providing services for women and children who are victims of violence. The project will be facilitated by Professor Lori K. Sudderth, Ph.D. Professor of Criminal Justice, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT USA.
The project runs from January 2017 – May 2018 focussing on processes and procedures to improving service delivery and strengthening institutional response of social services agencies in Saint Lucia
The Ministry of Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment has welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc and the British High Commission on this initiative.