Saturday, October 13, 2012

MCF and WITNESS Project mentioned in the Guyana Times today - Here's an excerpt and below is link to full article:

"...Children who experience domestic violence are at a higher risk for failure in school, emotional disorders, and substance abuse, and are more likely to perpetuate the cycle of violence. Overcoming the problem of domestic violence will prove to be difficult and a long-term challenge, but each and every one of us can help stop the cycle.

Last January, the embassy actively participated in the WITNESS Project – a campaign where Guyanese youths helped build awareness on domestic violence. Launched by the U.S.-based Margaret Clemons Foundation, the WITNESS Project engaged talented Guyanese youth to take photographs that became the basis of a city-wide poster campaign that sought to spark conversations on domestic violence and send a clear message: children are the most vulnerable and impressionable witnesses of domestic violence..."

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