Trinidad and Tobago

Overview of Country Gender Equality Status



Normative and Policy Frameworks

Domestic Violence Act

Title

Date Passed

Date Amended

Contents

Key Amendments

The Domestic Violence Act

 

12 October 1999

 

2006

 

- Protection Orders

- Application for Protection Orders

- Variation, Duration & Revocation of Orders

- Enforcement of Orders

- Police Powers of Entry & Arrest

- Wider definition of family and abuse

- Strengthening of police protection

 

The Sexual Offences Act

11 November 1986

2006

 

- Wider range of offences

- Greater protection for children and persons with mental disorders

 

Gender Policy

In existence (Yes/No)

Title

Date

Notes

No

 

June 2009

National Policy on Gender and Development (Draft)

 

 

National Strategic Action Plan on Gender Based Violence

In existence (Yes/No)

Title

Date

Notes

No

 

 

National Action Plan on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Violence being developed.

 

Regional and International Human Rights Conventions

CEDAW Convention

Optional Protocol

Year Signed/Year Ratified/Ascension (A)

Reporting Status

(Publication Date)

Concluding Observations

Report(s) Due

Year Signed/Year Ratified

27 June 1985/
12 January 1990

 

Initial, 2nd and 3rd Periodic Reports - 6 February 2001

1 January 2002

 

11 February 2001

 

Not signed

 

Convention of Belem do Para

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status

03 November 1995/
08 May 1996

 

Response to Second Multilateral Evaluation Round Questionnaire (2009-2014)

 

 

 

Universal Periodic Review

Reporting Status

Date of Consideration

Outcome of Review

Decision of the Outcome

Submitted 19 July 2011

05 October 2011

Provided on: 14 December 2011

15 March 2012

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Year Signed/Year Ratified

Reporting Status (Publication Date)

Concluding Observations

Report(s) Due

30 September 1990/
05 December 1991

2nd Report:

15 November 2004

41st Session –

17 March 2006

3rd & 4th Reports:

3 January 2009

 

Population/Demography

Population disaggregated by sex and age

Age Group

Females

Males

Both Sexes

 

Year/Source

No

%

No

%

No

 

0-14

134 236

49.1

139 179

50.9

273 415

2011/Census

15-24

105 503

49.6

107 116

50.4

212 619

25-34

112 933

49.3

116 165

50.7

229 098

35-44

88 349

49.4

90 353

50.6

178 702

45-54

90 632

49.4

92 666

50.6

183 298

55-64

65 498

49.7

66 364

50.3

131 862

65+

64 563

54.2

54 461

45.8

119 024

Total

661 714

49.8

666 305

50.2

1 328 019

Adolescent Fertility Rate

(births per 1,000)

35

--

--

--

--

2012/World Bank

Life span

 

Years

Years

Years

2012/World Bank

74

--

66

--

70

 

Student population by sex

Educational Level

Female

Male

Total

Year

Net enrolment

 rate (%)[i]

Year

No

%

No

%

No

 

Female

Male

Primary

63 652

48.5

67 698

51.5

131 350

2010

94.7

95.6

2010

Secondary

N/A

--

N/A

--

N/A

--

75.2

(est.)

70.2

(est.)

2004

Tertiary (per 100,00

inhabitants)[ii]

N/A

--

N/A

--

N/A

--

--

--

--

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Labour

Employment status by sex and age group

Employment status

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

Employed

 

 

 

 

Labour Force Participation Rate

52.3%

71.1%

62.0%

2014 (2nd quarter)/Labour Force Bulletin

Unemployment rate

4.1%

3.0%

3.5%

Part-time employed

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

Employed Population by Economic Sector (2000)

Economic Sector

Female

Male

Total

Sugar Cultivation and Other Agriculture

3 079

23 845

26 924

Petroleum & Gas

950

7 848

8 797

Other Mining

100

675

775

Sugar Refining

388

4 229

4 617

Food, Beverage

5 061

9 946

15 007

Textiles, Apparel

2 112

720

2 832

All Other Manufacturing

5 657

20 090

25 747

Electricity & Gas

1 039

4 642

5 681

Construction

3 446

45 868

49 314

Wholesale & Retail

41 593

38 327

79 920

Transportation, Storage

5 712

24 934

30 646

Financing Insurance

16 482

18 132

34 614

Public Administration

13 868

20 882

34 750

Sanitary & Similar

1 246

4 214

5 460

Social & Related Work

29 878

16 065

45 943

Personal & Household

18 453

19 002

37 455

Other Services

244

221

465

Not stated

4 677

7 386

12 063

 

Source: National Census Report 2000: Data Analysis


 

Leadership and Decision-Making

Number and percentage of women and men in leadership positions

Leadership Positions

Female

Male

Total

Year/Source

No.

%

No.

%

Parliament

12

29.3

29

70.7

41

2014/Beijing +20

Appointed chambers (Senate)

6

19.4

25

80.6

31

Civil Service - Permanent Secretaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Service – Heads of Departments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief of Police

-

-

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police

Judicial appointments

19

43.2

25

56.8

44

Accessed Feb 2015/Judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

Magistrates appointments

43

70.5

18

29.5

61

Local government leaders

65

34.0

126

66.0

191

2013/Beijing +20

Government ministers

6

20.0

24

80.0

30

Accessed Feb 2015/Government of Trinidad & Tobago

Leaders of Parties

1

12.5

7

87.5

8

Accessed Feb 2015/Caribbean Elections

Deputy Heads of Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker of the Parliament

--

--

--

--

Accessed Feb 2015/Trinidad & Tobago Parliament

Head of Government

--

--

--

--

 

Head of State

--

--

--

--

 

 

Violence against Women

Number and percentage of intimate partner homicides (2013)

Homicides

 

Female

Male

% of total homicides

Intimate partner homicides

4

0

0.98

Source: ECLAC

 

 

Gender and Poverty

Poverty and poverty status of vulnerable populations by sex/age group (based on country’s poverty line of TT$7 980)

Age group

Female

Male

Indigenous

Disabled

Elderly

PLHIV

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

 0-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25-34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45-54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55-64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

1 171

1 193

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Source: Analysis of the Trinidad & Tobago Survey of Living Conditions, 2005


 

NOTES:



[i] Net enrolment rate – the number of children of the official school age enrolled in the educational level as a percentage of the total children of the official school age population.

[ii] Formula: 100 000 x (Total number of students enrolled in tertiary education in a given academic year/country’s population).

 

KEY

N/A        Not available

--             Not applicable