TTFA Draws The Line Against Gender Based Violence
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) launched its adoption of the “Draw The Line Against Gender Based Violence” campaign during the second Women’s Friendly International versus Panama on 25th October 2021.
Both teams – Trinidad and Tobago and Panama, took to the field with a line of paint drawn across their cheek to show solidarity with the campaign and to highlight the need for a stronger focus to be placed on the fight against gender based violence.
Senior Women’s National Team midfielder Maylee Attin-Johnson stated, “As a women and a national athlete, I just ask the society on a whole to just respect us as women and young ladies. It breaks my heart to see what women and young girls are experiencing when it comes to gender based violence. “
“I think it’s important for society on a whole to be a pillar of support, as well as to help empower victims of gender based violence. “
“I say to the men in our society and our country, please respect us, and understand that no means no!”
Monday’s match, which ended 1-1, represented one (1) month before the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women which is held on 25th November. During this month, the TTFA will be unveiling different educational and awareness initiatives in collaboration with key stakeholders, in the build up to this key day.
The TTFA is pleased to partner with The Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CADV) and Draw The Line TT on this important message. If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can contact CADV at 624-0402 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, you can view CADV’s domestic violence handbook via their social media platforms or website for more ways to provide or receive support.
The TTFA would also like to acknowledge Novel Sports, a Sports Engineering Services company, for its support of this campaign as we all work towards Drawing the Line Against Gender Based Violence.