Campaign in commemoration of the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence

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From Nov 25th until January, we launched a series of videos to talk about violence against women in T&T in commemoration of the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Violence is learned behaviour

"The largest amount of violence [in T&T] is in the home."It's the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. We can't keep teaching violence to children and wondering why they grow into violent adults. We can't keep allowing children to see their mothers being abused and pretend they won't grow up with that trauma. We can't keep believing that all this violence is born in a vacuum. Who here is going to start saying it's #notokay when they see a man abusing a woman? Which one of you? Who is going to encourage their friend to get help to change his behaviour if he's abusive?Share if you want to see violence against women and young girls finally end in T&T. Video featuring: Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago For The Advancement of Women. Orange Day TT

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Zondag 25 november 2018

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Violence is learned behaviour

"The largest amount of violence [in T&T] is in the home."

We can't keep teaching violence to children and wondering why they grow into violent adults. We can't keep allowing children to see their mothers being abused and pretend they won't grow up with that trauma.

We can't keep believing that all this violence is born in a vacuum.

Message to women and girls in T&T

Nikki Crosby is a survivor, and she wants all young girls and women in Trinidad and Tobago to know that you're capable of getting through whatever kind of abuse or assault you've been through. Follow Not Okay for more videos to help us make T&T better.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Dinsdag 27 november 2018

Message to women and girls in T&T

Nikki Crosby is a survivor, and she wants all young girls and women in Trinidad and Tobago to know that you're capable of getting through whatever kind of abuse or assault you've been through.

Follow Not Okay for more videos to help us make T&T better.

Ria Ramnarine: no means no

"If she says no, it's no. Don't push it." -- Ria RamnarineLet's all please respect women when they say no.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 30 november 2018

Ria Ramnarine: no means no

"If she says no, it's no. Don't push it." -- Ria Ramnarine

Let's all please respect women when they say no.

Why Women Stay

We like to say that "she gone back for she licks" when women go back to abusive relationships. But no woman likes getting beaten. Especially not by someone they love.Pauline, an abuse survivor, explains why she stayed in an abusive relationship for so long. We like to judge and we don't understand. We like to make assumptions but we don't understand what's going on in their minds. We don't realize how their self-esteem and their self-worth is being torn down. We don't realize how little faith they have in their own strength, their own ability to survive. We like to make jokes about women going back, we like to put them down, criticize them, be harsh to them, be overly judgmental. And we don't realize that we're hurting somebody who's ALREADY being abused.Let's take our time instead to understand why women stay in or go back to abusive relationships, and we may be better equipped to help them stop. Special thanks to Pauline Cooper.Follow Not OkayFollow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/notokaytt.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Woensdag 5 december 2018

Pauline Cooper: Why Women Stay

We like to say that "she gone back for she licks" when women go back to abusive relationships. But no woman likes getting beaten. Especially not by someone they love.

Pauline, an abuse survivor, explains why she stayed in an abusive relationship for so long. Let's take our time instead to understand why women stay in or go back to abusive relationships, and we may be better equipped to help them stop.

Message to other abused women in T&T

"I can relate to your story and you can relate to mine."Vanessa's message to other women who have been abused / assaulted in T&T. Other women have been through this and you definitely have nothing to be ashamed about.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 7 december 2018

Message to other abused women in T&T

"I can relate to your story and you can relate to mine."

Vanessa's message to other women who have been abused / assaulted in T&T. Other women have been through this and you definitely have nothing to be ashamed about.

Message to women re: abuse

Sashana has a very powerful message for abused women in the Caribbean. ...Follow Not Okay.Instagram: www.instagram.com/notokaytt

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Zondag 16 december 2018

Sashana: Message to women re: abuse

Sashana has a very powerful message for abused women in the Caribbean.
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How men can stop abuse

Ria Ramnarine has some incredibly important advice to men in T&T to help us put a stop to the violence against women in our country. 🇹🇹 Special thanks to University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT) for their support in ending gender-based violence in T&T.Follow Not Okay for more videos.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Zondag 23 december 2018

Ria Ramnarine: How men can stop abuse

Ria Ramnarine has some incredibly important advice to men in T&T to help us put a stop to the violence against women in our country.

Mental Abuse is also Abuse

You may not think you're being abused if you’re not being hurt physically, but emotional and psychological abuse are also forms of abuse, and they can have very serious effects on a person. Not all abuse is physical, but abuse in a relationship is never okay.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Donderdag 27 december 2018

Nisha B: Mental Abuse is also Abuse

You may not think you're being abused if you’re not being hurt physically, but emotional and psychological abuse are also forms of abuse, and they can have very serious effects on a person.

Not all abuse is physical, but abuse in a relationship is never okay.

Ria Ramnarine: Strength

Sometimes we stay in abuse because we don't feel strong enough to leave or to be on our own, but even if you need help from someone, you can find that strength. 💪 🇹🇹 It's also important that young girls growing up in T&T have strong female role models to look up to that let them know it's okay to stand up for yourself.Featuring Ria RamnarineSpecial thanks to: Fine Line Fight FactoryFollow Not Okay Video by: Candice Alaska

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Zondag 30 december 2018

Ria Ramnarine: Strength

Sometimes we stay in abuse because we don't feel strong enough to leave or to be on our own, but even if you need help from someone, you can find that strength. 💪

It's also important that young girls growing up in T&T have strong female role models to look up to that let them know it's okay to stand up for yourself.

Children and Domestic Violence

Pauline describes what it was like being a child in a house with domestic violence. .Follow Not Okay Instagram: www.instagram.com/notokaytt

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 4 januari 2019

Effect of domestic violence on children

Pauline describes what it was like being a child in a house with domestic violence.

Ria Ramnarine: advice to women

"Even though the guy might snap in one night, it would have been a process and the first thing we need to do is to recognize that."..With the increasing number of women being murdered by domestic violence and young girls getting into physically abusive relationships, Ria Ramnarine's advice in recognizing that abuse doesn't happen overnight and it is a progressive thing is very important...Special thank you to UTT - The University of Trinidad and Tobago for all their support.Follow Not Okay for more.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Maandag 7 januari 2019

Ria Ramnarine: advice to women

"Even though the guy might snap in one night, it would have been a process and the first thing we need to do is to recognize that."
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With the increasing number of women being murdered by domestic violence and young girls getting into physically abusive relationships, Ria Ramnarine's advice in recognizing that abuse doesn't happen overnight and it is a progressive thing is very important.

Nikki Crosby: To women being abused

"You being abused and they so apologetic about it after".Listen to Nikki Crosby's message for girls and women in T&T who stay in or go back to abusive relationships.Follow Not Okay.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Zondag 13 januari 2019

Nikki Crosby: To women being abused

"You being abused and they so apologetic about it after".

Listen to Nikki Crosby's message for girls and women in T&T who stay in or go back to abusive relationships.

Physical Abuse escalates

"If it's a slap, if it's a hit, if it's a pinch, if it's verbal abuse, you need to really acknowledge it because you don't want to be a victim because these things escalate." Even if it starts off small, it's very important for you to know that abuse can escalate to dangerous levels.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Zaterdag 19 januari 2019

Physical Abuse escalates

"If it's a slap, if it's a hit, if it's a pinch, if it's verbal abuse, you need to really acknowledge it because you don't want to be a victim because these things escalate."

Even if it starts off small, it's very important for you to know that abuse can escalate to dangerous levels.

Violence in a relationship is not okay

"Teenage girls are being abused now, going to school with black and blue marks."We are experiencing too much violence towards our women and young girls now.Follow Not OkayFollow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/notokaytt

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Zaterdag 26 januari 2019

Violence in a relationship is not okay

"Teenage girls are being abused now, going to school with black and blue marks."

We are experiencing too much violence towards our women and young girls now