New York: New York City Council’s Speaker Adrienne Eadie Adams has said that all possible resources will be provided to help women who are victims of domestic violence.
Turning Point for Women and Families along with its partner organizations, Apna Community Center, CONNECT, the Commission on Gender Equality, the Arab American Family Support Center, and others, gathered at its 5th Annual Vigil for Survivors of Domestic Violence at City hall.
New York City Council Speaker and the chief guest of the event Adrienne Eadie Adams said that domestic violence is increasing due to the community’s silence over this grim issue.
In order to prevent and discourage the domestic violence on women, it is necessary to take legal action immediately, while we all have the responsibility to provide better guidance along with legal support to such affected women.
The data available in the report of the New York Police Department shows that the cases of domestic violence are increasing every year.
According to the last year’s report of the department, about 35 thousand cases of domestic violence were reported in different boroughs and counties of the city.
The New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams also present on this occasion. Jumaane D. Williams together with the women – the victims of domestic violence and who are fighting these incidents legally, gave the message that there is no exception in the case of sexual discrimination and domestic violence against women.