Corporate Ja and top cops fete WROC women for Valentine's Day
Telecommunications firm FLOW joined LASCO and members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Community Safety and Security Branch in treating women of the Women's Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) on Valentine's Day.
Hosted under the theme 'Love Me to Live and not Death', more than 40 women who have found refuge and assistance at the facility were treated to lunch, gifts and special motivational presentations from several speakers, including Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant.
"Don't let anyone tell you that they love you to death, tell them, 'love me to live'," she urged the group. Grant further encouraged the women, several of whom are parents, to adopt more amiable disciplinary styles towards their children in order to preserve their self-esteem and to help curb abusive behaviour.
The other speakers, who included FLOW's Rochelle Cameron, vice-president, legal and regulatory; Emprezz Golding; Alysia Moulton-Whyte; Renee Rose and Nadeen Spence, who all spoke to themes of self-love, confidence, resiliency, purpose, and respect in encouraging the women to avoid potentially dangerous or abusive relationships.
According to the JCF, statistics show a significant increase in the number of women who have been injured or killed as a result of domestic violence and other forms of abuse.
WROC is one of the lead facilities that provide care and support to women who have been victims of domestic violence.
A highlight of the event came when finalists in the LASCO 2016 Police Officer of the Year Competition presented roses and gifts to the women.