(CMR) The Crisis Centre recent fundraising event, Power of the Purse, was a huge success, with some 500 persons attending the event.
The sixth annual Power of the Purse Luncheon was held at The Ritz on Friday, March 26.
The Crisis Centre, which provides support to victims of domestic violence, receives just under 50 percent of its funding from the Government; as a result, it relies heavily on fund-raising events and donations.
Governor of the Cayman Islands Martyn Roper, who was among the persons who attended the event, congratulated the organizers for making the event a success.
“Domestic violence is unacceptable. It is a human rights violation of the right to life and the right to be free from torture and other cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment or punishment. To the victims themselves, we all applaud your resilience and courage you show by speaking out to report these crimes and seek support. The Crisis Centre is there for you,” Roper stated in a Facebook post after the event.
The Governor also called for everyone, especially those in authority, to “do more to call out unacceptable behaviors, whether domestic violence, bullying, racism, gender bias, discrimination or harassment, and treat everyone with dignity, courtesy, and respect.”
The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre has been providing a safe shelter and hope for a life free from violence to women and their children since 2003.