Sexual abuse is when one person forces another person into sexual behavior, without that person's consent. It is a type of sexual violence, which is any sexual activity without consent. This includes sexual assault (such as unwanted touching or rape) and sexual harassment (unwelcome or offensive sexual behavior).
If you’re struggling with sexual abuse, assault or harassment, there are 1 hotlines in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago you can contact. Everyone’s experience is unique, as well as the path towards recovery. However, hotline volunteers could help you for free if you are experiencing or have experienced:
Everyone responds to experiencing sexual violence differently. It’s perfectly normal to go through very different emotions in a single day. Still, trying to cope with this on your own can be extremely difficult.
Coping with the trauma of sexual violence can be even harder if you are trying to do it on your own. There is no right or wrong way to recover from the abuse. However, having someone to talk to in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago can make the process easier.
If you feel like you might need support with your experience of sexual violence, try reaching out to a hotline in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. It's free and confidential.