United States Embassy Donates Books on Domestic Violence to Culture Ministry of Barbados
In a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, U.S. Charge d’Affaires Christopher Sandrolini presented four sets of books on domestic violence to government and non-governmental organizations that support survivors.
The books address domestic violence issues including perpetrator intervention, approaches to assisting survivors, and the impact on children in abusive families. The sets will help augment the resource libraries and work of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, the Child Care Board, the National Organization of Women, and the Business and Professional Women’s Club.
In making the presentation, Charge d’Affaires Sandrolini said, “We hope that these books will support your ongoing efforts, perhaps introduce new and helpful approaches, and help the survivors of domestic violence in Barbados.” He added that “This violence affects all corners of our community and, to paraphrase Secretary Clinton, it shreds the fabric of society.”
The U.S. Embassy is committed to strengthening efforts in Barbados across the Eastern Caribbean to support survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Over the past year, the Embassy has brought American experts to the region to augment local efforts to build a multi-faceted approach to preventing violence and helping survivors. The Embassy has also supported the community outreach efforts of local non-governmental organizations through our small grants program.