The Office of the Prime Minister, Gender and Child Affairs, is strongly against the recent acts of violence perpetrated against the country’s women, girls, and children.
The Prime Minister’s message to T&T states that acts of violence, whether it be domestic violence, child abuse, rape and other forms of violence are punishable CRIMES.”
Dr. Rowley said “gender-Based Violence is an infringement on one’s human rights and is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
As individuals, we must make a conscious decision to do better and be better. Change starts with each individual doing their part to end violence against women and girls by promoting behaviours and attitudes, which will bring about inner peace and peace in homes and social environments.”
The Prime Minister reiterated this point during a media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister this afternoon saying, “no man, woman or child needs to suffer in silence as help is available.”
Through the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services, free and confidential counselling is available for all, including those who believe that they are a risk to others.
The Office of the Prime Minister has also partnered with Eutelmed and UNICEF to offer free and confidential E-counselling Services, which is available 24/7.
To access this E-counselling service, personal are advised to log-on to caring.eutelmed.com and enter the password code: UNICEF-ECA to receive help from competent counsellors who are willing and ready to provide a listening ear and professional advice.
Citizens are also asked to report all cases of violence including child sexual abuse to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service at 999, the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-SAVE (7283) and the Children’s Authority at 996 can save a life. We all have a part to play in creating a safe space and peace for all.