News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Minister of Social Development and Seniors, Tinée Furbert would like to invite the public to attend the Domestic Violence Awareness Panel today (Jan 31) at 6pm.

The event will be streamed live on CITV and the Government of Bermuda Facebook and will address key issues around domestic violence. This event also helps to launch Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February.

Minister Furbert stated: “We have panelists who will share their expertise as we bring awareness to the critical issue of domestic violence.

“We must bring this community issue center stage, and I look forward to welcoming a much-needed discussion on what domestic violence looks like in Bermuda today, and how we look to tackle this problem. I encourage everyone to tune in on Monday evening and join in the discussion. Questions and comments may be emailed ahead of time at [email protected].”

The discussion will cover key topics such as:

– Warning Signs- What does domestic abuse look like?

– Domestic Violence and its impact on all genders

– Incidents/Impact

– Trauma

– Criminal Offences

The Panel will comprise:

Minister Tinee Furbert

Sen Lindsay Simmons

Laurie Shiell-Smith

Cindy E Clarke

Susan Adhemar

Tina Laws