Financial group, Liam, Sachwell & Galahad better known as ‘LSG’ has strongly condemned the rising spate of domestic violence and child abuse cases in recent times.
To this end, CEO Jordan Adler has announced that the firm will be setting up a corporate social responsibility department tasked with tackling domestic violence and child abuse by launching a domestic violence and child abuse initiative.
Speaking on the telephone with our correspondent, he said the focus of the initiative will be is to provide support, shelter and safe space for people who have suffered domestic violence and/or abuse especially women and children.
Adler said the initiative will also tackle some social issues like online bullying, trolling, child pornography and forced labour. He says this initiative was founded out of the need for the firm to exercise its corporate social responsibility by giving back to the society. He also stated that this initiative aims to empower men, women and children especially those who have been victims of most abusive domestic practices.
“The positive feedback we have received since announcing this initiative from our clients and employees has been overwhelming. The original plan was simply to support and back such existing groups financially or by providing technical, human or material support.
“But we decided to take it further by launching our own initiative so that we can have a more targeted and hands on approach. This initiative will act as a support group and safe space for abused women and children and will also fund shelters and hostels where and when necessary for these victims.
“Hopefully as we progress we will expand our overall objectives and target. So far funding this initiative has been in house but we intend to reach out to our clients and other corporate colleagues, and to that effect I am currently speaking to some of them for collaboration and/or financial support to help expand this initiative,” Jordan said.
Studies have shown that domestic violence and other abusive behavior has been on the rise since the COVID pandemic lockdown.
Explaining further, Adler said the lockdown measures put in place to prevent the spread of covid 19 forced lots of schools and businesses to either reduce most of their work force or close down, so a lot of families staying at home meant flaring tempers and heightened irritations.
LEADERSHIP reports that LSG is a Financial Services, Asset Management & Portfolio Management firm founded in 2005 by three friends, Liam, Sachwell & Galahad.