In 2016 The Domestic Violence Act was signed into law and a victim's unit was added to their police force. Hopefull Handbags is very passionate about being involved in different areas of the world.
In the Carribean 36% of the population has either been a survivor of domestic violence or is closely involved with someone they know who has. The Barbados government has reported that this statistic may not represent this sector of population accurately as domestic violence is one of the most underreported crimes in the country. The US Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015 similarly states that "violence and abuse against women continues to be a significant social problem".
Our local advocates in this area work hard, not only to provide the necessities for survivors but to also raise awareness and combat the social stigma regarding domestic violence throughout Barbados, Trinidad, and Tobago and the other Islands in the Carribean. It is important to open the channels of communication within cultures globally. This not only serves to protect the rights of women who survive the situations, but it also instigates the fulfillment of need regarding resources and legislation. Women who are in volatile situations are much more likely to speak out about their situation if they know there are services available to aid in their safe exit and also legislation and law enforcement that will protect them from their abusers.
Hopefull Handbags loves to inspire and believes in collaboration over competition.
If you are in the Carribean and would like to get involved please reach out.
Trinidad and Tobago
Head of Fitness Unlimited Learning Center Master Clyde Robinson has collaborated with Hopefull Handbags in
Trinidad And Tobago.
A word from Stinger Clyde Robinson:
I am proud to announce that I have collaborated with Hopefull Handbags to give ‘HOPE’ to women and men in refuge by providing them with a preloved but in great condition handbag filled with necessities for them!
This will be a forever campaign of mine and my team and we are starting from now!
There are so many ways you can help us and get involved but to begin with, we need handbag donations, please. Spread the word to family and friends.
As long as they are in a presentable condition we will be able to put them to good use. 🙌🏻👜
Raising Awareness in the Caribbean started right here in Barbados. Statistics are staggering when it comes to Dometic Violence and the Caribbean is ready to spread the word that Domestic Violence is NOT Ok and that there is Hope, Help and Support ou there. If you would like to help in any way please email