SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Founder of the Peridot Foundation stated Gracita Arrindell said on Monday in a statement: “November 25th upcoming is the official starting date of ‘sixteen days of activism against gender based violence campaign’ International day for the elimination of violence against women that bind government and civic society to organize actions to end violence against women and girls all over the globe.”
Arrindell continued: “This year’s theme chosen by the United Nations is ORANGE THE WORLD # HEAR ME TOO. This theme is meant to enhance and continue the promotion of dialogue on the matter of violence against women and girls. According to official statements, the color Orange as in previous years is the color unifying all commemorative activities around the world.”
Gracita said, “Tuesday November 27th our guest speaker Dr. Fey van der Dijs will address the audience under the theme: Recognizing the effects of stress on Women and hormonal changes. As dr. van der Dijs stated Quote; “every woman has a story to tell, therefor this years United Nations chosen theme # HEAR ME TOO, is very appropriate. The event will be held on the parking lot at the Orange Grove Mall on Union road in Cole bay, next to the Health Care Laboratory Sint Maarten. The program will be from 7:30 to 9:30 pm and will be interactive with the audience following the introduction remarks by Dr. van der Dijs.
Arrindell concludes: “The increase in relational violence and violence in general in our community has not gone unnoticed by our foundation. Unfortunately this trend was expected to increase as mentioned in earlier statements made in December 2017 after the passing of hurricane Irma. Peridot Foundation expresses its heartfelt condolences to all victims of abuse in all shape and form.”