On behalf of the Domestic Violence program at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), We would like to extend our appreciation to Ms. Janine Latus for her presentation ̈A call to break the cycle of abuse: how do well-adjusted, successful women end up in strings of physically or emotionally abusive relationships?

The clever and compassionate narration of her sorrowful personal and family stories engaged the audience and contributed to create awareness of the Domestic Violence epidemic across generations,countries and cultural backgrounds. It also shed a light on what victims and their families go through when living under the terror of abuse and violence, as well as the process of identifying and trying to escape such perilous situations.

We were fortunate to have Ms. Latus as the keynote speaker for our Domestic Awareness Activities program of this year.

HRD EventsInter-America Development BankWashington, D.C.