Peridot Foundation Reminds Public To Remain Steadfast Against Domestic & Relational Violence

Gracita R. Arrindell, Founder of the Peridot Foundation stated; The date of November 25th is just a reminder, for ordinary citizens as well as governments around the world, not to forsake those who have suffered at the hands of an abuser. It is also a promise as well as a firm commitment by those who work tirelessly to make sure that this anti-social act against another human being is eradicated from our respective communities

Domestic or relational violence comes in many shape and forms. Domestic or relational violence, is physical as well as mental aggression. As a civil community we must remain vigilant, be proactive in preventing abuse, as well as report all forms of domestic violence to the police or the public prosecutors office. The prosecutors offices who we highly commend for placing this subject on the front burner of their policies as well.


Peridot Foundation remains committed to its mission to eradicate domestic violence from our society. Our symbol; The statue, with our theme: GUARDING LOVED ONES YOU MAY LOOSE, will be replaced in the period assigned by the United Nations ( November 25th –December 16th). The date and time of the placement of this symbol which was vandalized last year will be announced shortly. Our foundation takes this opportunity to thank all those sponsors who have made a valuable contribution over the years and continue to show their support to this very important cause. A cause which more and more is gaining attention and support by notable actors and actresses who have started their own foundations to bring more attention to this horrible issue; Domestic Violence.


As members of Parliament, myself and MP Sylvia Ollivacci- Meyrs are honored to have been part of an international forum held Sunday November 25th as we participated in the Regional meeting of Parliamentarians. This international session also commemorated the International Day for No Violence Against Woman. The theme of this three day regional meeting is: "Making the rights agenda a reality in Latin America and the Caribbean: the role of Parliaments to achieve equality" As members of Parliament we will continue to make our voices heard and hope to make a valuable contribution to this important forum.


Gracita concludes; ‘ I ask for each man and woman to thinks about committing an act of domestic violence or relational violence against another, to please stop and consider the consequences. Our sons and daughters, the next generation of leaders, teachers, lawyers, nurses, musicians, mothers and fathers depend on our generation of today to make our homes, schools and workplace a safe and peaceful place. Let us all commit to GUARDING LOVED ONES YOU MAY LOOSE"