The One Thing You Should Not Accept In Marriage #16DaysCampaign (Late Upload)

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Posted December 29, 2020 from Philippines

This is my humble contribution to the 16 Days of Activities Against Gender-Based Violence. My family and I were in the middle of moving to a new home during that time. I have already pre-recorded this video but due to the unexpected ceiling-falling incident, I wasn't able to edit or post this. I managed to hurriedly edit this video to post on December 10, 2020, the last day of the campaign (while still settling down to a new place).

This is the best I could do with the limited editing time. I thought it was too late to upload here because the Call for Stories ended already; however, our beloved December Featured Encourager JoMarie told me to post this video on World Pulse to spread awareness. I realized she's right, the call to end gender-based violence should be year-round anyway.

So here it is! Thank you, JoMarie for being a supportive World Pulse sister even outside the World Pulse platform. I really appreciate the time you put in to watch my videos and leave comments there. I am still learning about anything YouTube, but it feels great to have a cheerleader in my "infant stage". From the bottom of my heart, Daghang Salamat! (Thank you so much!)


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This story was submitted in response to Human Rights for All.

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Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Dear Sis Karen,
Thanks for the great work you are doing on the side of women.
Eseza Mukyala........ Lots of love!

Hello, dear Eseza, thank you for your encouragement and thank you for leaving supportive comments on our World Pulse sisters' post. You're amazing! Lots of love to you, too. Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Thank you for sharing, Sis. Indeed, I agree that the call to end GBV should be everyday. Let's keep trudging, we would soon overcome dv.

'Bless you always,
E. J.

How are you, dear E.J.? Yes, I agree. Today, I learned from the news that a 23-year-old flight attendant died of an aneurysm after being raped ( or gang-raped) on New Year's eve. I hope violence against women ends already.

Marie Abanga
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Go Kaye, Go Go Go
Thank you for sharing and I am loving and subscribing to your channel right away. Thanks to this post I got there hurray
light and love

Thank you for your support, dear Marie. I think I already subscribed to your channel. Light and love to you, too!
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Thank you Karen. I love your encouragement. And I love being a sunflower in the Radiant Field. Keep it going sister!

Awww. Thank you, dear JoMarie. You are such a source of encouragement. Hugs!

Dec 31, 2020
Dec 31, 2020

hello sister karen
Bravo on what your doing
May God protect you and increase your knowledge to the highest degree

Thank you, dear sis Valem! Happy New Year to you. Amen, sis. TO you, too.

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 31, 2020
Dec 31, 2020

Dear Karen,
I have seen many messages that help and support women getting out of violent marriages, but this is THE BEST! You have created a video which is so loving, encouraging, powerful. You are so right, we are in this not just for the 16 Days but all year. I believe that this video will help so many women who see it, because you cover it all, with such loving encouragement woven all through. I hope that women get free, find their voices with this video, and find their ways to World Pulse. I also hope it gets shared with anyone helping women find their power, with workers in women's shelters so they can show it, and as widely as possible on media of all kinds. Brilliant, dear sister, brilliant.
Much love,

Thank you for taking a portion of your precious time to watch my video, Mama Tam. I am still new to this video creation journey, and it's quite challenging. I will be coming back to this comment and the comment you posted on my video when I need more motivation. Thank you so much. I hope gender-violence ends today.

Jan 01
Jan 01

Really great . Thank so much

Thank you, Buky!

Jan 01
Jan 01

The most simplified depiction of hard facts !

very nice karen. We should have many such presentations on the subject.


Thank you, dear Mala, we should not stop speaking up against GBV. Happy New Year, dear sis. Love love!

Sushmita Das
Jan 02
Jan 02

Dear Karen, I love watching and reading all you said and written words.
Your absolute engagement on social media is very inspiring.
Thank you
Kind regards
Sushmita Das

Thank you for your kind words, dear Susmita. I am still learning about video creation and editing. Your encouragement matters a lot. Happy New Year!

Regina Afanwi Young
Jan 02
Jan 02

Hello Karen dear, congratulations for this great work. I pray and hope many women listen to it and become more aware of the red flags of GBV.
Am sure every women watching it will want to log on to World Pulse.
I love the quote about shame being bigger when you keep it inside of you. I will share and talk about lessons learnt to women with disability.
Hope you are having a great holiday with your family. A happy and blessed new year to you my dear.
Hugs×××× Regina

Thank you, dear sis Regina, I hope so, too. That's true about shame, the more we keep it, the more we give it power. Wow. That's wonderful, dear. Happy New Year to you and your family! Hugs!

Angel Lasona
Jan 02
Jan 02

Wow! Just recently open the video you posted, and it truly amazed me how you were able to really hit your point home unblinking. There's no such need for editing!You're simply a pro vlogger! Congratulations sis Kaye. Much love. ❤️

Thank you, sis Angel, for your support. I am still a YouTube newbie.haha. It's not easy at all. I have so much respect for vloggers like you who consistently post videos. Happy New Year!

Jan 06
Jan 06

Bonjour madame
je me nomme samuel bashimbe mubolwa de la République Démocratique du Congo
en effet; je pense qu'il faut encore renforcer la capacité de la communauté sur les 16Jours d'activisme

Hello, Bashimbe,

Nice meeting you! That's true. Men have important roles in amplifying this activism. Thank you!

Susu Mohamed
Jan 06
Jan 06

Dear Karen
you are doing great job I very happy to read your stories. Thanks

Thank you, dear Susu. I am happy reading your stories, too!

Tarke Edith
Jan 10
Jan 10

hello sister
thanks for sharing this wonderful vedious with us on how we can make our voices head when face with gender base violence
have a nice day sis.

Thank you, dear sis Edith. I am happy you are now back encouraging us. We missed your presence here. :)

Jan 12
Jan 12

merci chère soeur pour cet effort que vous fournissez pour nous encourager,je vous aime trop soeur

You're welcome, dear sister. I love you, too. :D

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Jan 20
Jan 20

Karen dear...may you never lack encouragers as you continue to encourage others. Love to you. SGBV must be fought non-stop.

Hello, dear Shirley, thank you, love. We all face individual challenges and the pandemic aggravates this. I truly pray the same that we may never lack encouragers because we all need encouragement during difficult seasons of our lives. With COVID around, this surely is a difficult season for many. Love to you, too!

Maria Ligaya
Mar 19
Mar 19

Hi Ate Kaye,

Just watched your video. I realized that abuse in marriage or any form of relationships are just not just circulate in psychical and emotional but as well as in finance.
Good to hear your message Ate Kaye. Love lots. Always take care Te.