Leave Me Alone Campaign
Leave Me Alone is a campaign using Calypso Rose’s 2017 song “Leave Me Alone” to bring attention to Gender Based Violence within the Carnival space. We partnered with SaySomething and CariMAN to launch this campaign on 14 February, 2017, where we went to the Brian Lara Promenade and asked the general public some questions related to street harassment and violence against women.
We are asking everyone to use the hashtags #leavemealone #leaveshealone to share stories of your experiences of street harassment and violence during Carnival and also of positive moments when you felt defended or protected by your Carnival community. And we ask you to share your thoughts about how we create change and also to encourage men to hold their friends, brothers, family, and colleagues more accountable.
Leave Me Alone & Leave She Alone are rallying cries against those who harass or want to control women, and they are also serious calls to all of us, especially men, to step up and help us create safe spaces and a safer Carnival for women. #TogetherWI are standing up for the protection and celebration of our women. Join us!