The Community Policing Organisation of Guyana under the Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with Help and Shelter hosted a series of seminars on Domestic Violence between June to December this year.
According to Beverly London, liaison officer to the Minister of Home Affairs, who was responsible for conducting the seminars, they were held in all six policing divisions—A, B, C, D, E&F and G—across Guyana, starting in A Division, which is Georgetown and ending in G Division, which is Essequibo.
It was a way of enhancing the awareness of domestic violence at a time when it is most prevalent in the country. Participants were exposed to awareness sessions on domestic violence, its causes, what to do when it occurs and the Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences acts.
London told this newspaper that the Community Policing Organisation of Guyana is not only attached to the police force but it works with communities in uplifting their everyday lives.