Carter Ledyard is proud to announce that Claudia Carbone, associate in our Corporate department, participated in an important conference on domestic abuse organized at the New York Consulate by the Tri-State Comites in collaboration with the Italian Women USA Group, and designed as an informational campaign about rights in a foreign country.
“Know Your Rights” addressed the immense Italian and Italian-American community that lives in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Bermuda – almost 90,000 compatriots who live in the land of opportunities.
The meeting was conducted entirely in English in order to reach new and old generations, women and men far from their home country, Italy. In a system completely unknown to them, they could feel doubly isolated, in distress. The meeting was open to everyone, including non-Italians interested in being informed on a topic that affects everyone.
“We are promoting a series of events in order to make the Italian and Italian-American community aware of their rights in New York, and how to access support and assistance. For immigrants, far from their native country and from a familiar system, it is even more difficult to ask for help and know how to protect themselves in the event of domestic abuse. We desire to create an inclusive support network for our own community, in harmony with professionals, associations and institutions of the Tri-State who deal with domestic violence” Claudia Carbone, lawyer and president of the Comites Civil Rights Commission, explained.
For more information, please see the full details here.