PHILIPSBURG:--- Peridot Foundation states in a press release that “Civic societies around the world commemorates November 25th International day for the awareness of the eradication of violence against women and children. Not only is it a time for joint reflection, but it’s also a time to assess where we are in our joint efforts to combat and eradicate violence against women and girls. Given the increase of violence in general as well as the noticeable increase of relational violence in particular we must make a pact and a pledge to declare domestic violence Public Enemy Number One.”
President of Peridot Foundation said: “The international theme set by the United Nations Secretary-General for November 25th, 2022; “Unite! Activism to end violence against women and girls!” emphasizes the urgency for civic societies to UNITE all efforts to inform, educate, prevent, prosecute perpetrators and ultimately heal our communities. A holistic and multidisciplinary approach by all involved must be a joint undertaking”.
Arrindell continues; “Domestic violence is an ugly truth, we must boldly defeat it through our collective determination. All entities such as those in the medical field, educators, justice departments including law enforcement agencies, mental health organizations, women's shelters, and the clergy are called once again to Unite our efforts if we are to succeed in our mission. Individual outreach and outspoken activism ought to continue relentlessly in order to halt the assault on women and girls. Additionally; placing the emphasis on the state of our mental health in relation to the effects domestic violence has on the costs to our society is timely and appropriate.”
“In this respect, Peridot Foundation is very pleased to host this year’s program with guest-speaker Forensic Psychologist Ms. Zoya Hyman on Monday, December 5th.
Ms. Hyman is a well-known personality praised for her knowledge, enthusiasm and well-rounded approach to the issues previously outlined.
A subsequent release will provide information on the full program and location of our event.”
Arrindell concludes: “Let us resolve to be United! in our efforts to break the deafening silence and declare Domestic violence Public Enemy Number One, as we continue in our pursuit to protect loved ones we may lose”