"PERIDOT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ITS GUEST SPEAKER, PUBLIC PROSECUTOR MRS. MONIQUE SIMON- DENNAOUI WHO WILL LECTURE ON THE THEME; "RELATIONAL VIOLENCE AND STALKING"
THURSDAY MARCH 31st 7 PM, CULTURAL CENTER PHILIPSBURG. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.’
Gracita R. Arrindell, Founder of the Peridot Foundation stated; We are happy to welcome to our shores Public Prosecutor Dennaoui- Simon as our guest speaker. Last August, Monique was invited to participate in the Success full workshop "To Serve and to protect, Really". Unfortunately, due to unforeseen personal circumstances she could not be present. This evening’s topic, relational violence and stalking, are issues in which she has extensive professional experience while working as a prosecutor in Curacao. We are very pleased to have her share her views, projects and her success stories in dealing with these serious issues of violence that continue to plaque our society."
"Monique is a well known public prosecutor in Curacao. She has done extensive research on this topic and will elaborate on the work she has done in this area of her professional organization. Her early educational studies to become a social worker in the Hague, Netherlands, gave her the opportunity to study in depth among others in relational problems, re-socialization of former inmates. Soon after she studied law and completed her degree at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. In 1997 Mrs. Dennaoui- Simon, became the first Antillean and first female Head of the intelligence team ( TIO) at the Tax Accounting Bureau (BAB). Under the watchful and trained eyes of Mr Hans Mos,then stationed in Rotterdam, now Public Prosecutor in Sint Maarten, she was further trained and specialized among others in organized crime. In 2005 she was appointed public prosecutor on the island of Curacao, where her function includes relational violence, terrorism, victims assistance and district team officer for the neighborhood Rio Canario in Curacao".
"Gracita said; The issue of relational violence and stalking are two important items for women, men and young people to understand what it entails and how the justice system deals with the perpetrators and what recourses the victims and their families have at their disposal. Mrs. Dennaoui- Simon is very excited to be here on Sint Maarten, and she is looking forward to meet with our public and have a fruitful session with all present"
In closing; "Our program includes the singing of the Sint Maarten Song by the lovely and talented Miss Lina Brown. We take this opportunity to thank our sponsors who without their generous support, this very important event would not have been possible. Peridot will provide its heartfelt gratitude to all its sponsors at Thursday evening’s program. We urge everyone to please come on time. Remember let us combat the hate and violence together and continue to ‘ Guard those Loved Ones We May Lose’