Caribbean-American leaders will gather this Saturday for the first ever “Protect Them” symposium seeking to combat child sex abuse here and in the Caribbean.
Starting at 11 am at the Church of God New Life Worship Center in Miramar, the event includes panelists Miramar Police Chief Dexter Williams and Michelle Hague from the Children’s Services Council.
“PROTECT THEM” serves to rally South Florida’s diverse populations around an issue that affects all communities. Participants will learn the facts about child abuse, current trends, hear from victims, and participate in visioning activities that will be formulated into a strategic plan for prevention and subsequent eradication of this worldwide epidemic.
The symposium is part of the Nuh Go Deh Diaspora campaign.
On Saturday April 23, 2016, The “Protect Them” Gala will be held at the luxurious Carolina Golf Club in Margate, to conclude National Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month.
“As an offshoot of the ‘Nuh Guh Deh’ Campaign launched by Eve for Life, a nongovernmental organization, in October 2014; this gala is intended to bring awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse; prevalence and prevention. Through this event, we are reaching the young, the old, males, females, Americans and members of the Diaspora, because child sexual abuse transcends, age, gender, race and nationality.” said Lavern Deer, Diaspora Nuh Guh Deh Taskforce Chair and Jamaica International Female Football Development Inc. (JIFFD), CEO.