Domestic Violence Response During Covid

How the Trinidad and Tobago Government Fell Short. Survivors share their stories of lockdown abuse

One of the last times Letty’s husband tried to rape her, she barricaded herself in her daughter’s room. “When he realized he’s not getting that, that’s when he start to threaten me. In the nights, I have to be sleeping in my pants”. “I don’t know how much women been through it, but when you’ve been getting raped in your own house, after you are closing off and say no, and say enough is enough … that’s what was going on with me,” she said. Warning: This story features accounts of domestic violence.