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Gender Equality Protocol for Trinidad and Tobago Judicial Officers Launched

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago :  The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago launched a signal publication for ensuring gender justice – The Gender Equality Protocol for Judicial Officers. Trinidad and Tobago is the first of 5 Caribbean countries to complete the process.  Launched during the  # 16Days  of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, the Protocol prioritises issues related to ending violence against women and girls and gender-based violence. UN Women MCO... More

UN Women Violence Prevention Programme begins for Trinidad and Tobago youth

Friday, August 17, 2018

An important violence prevention programme is underway for young people in Trinidad and Tobago. It is the UN Women “Foundations Programme - Strengthening Prevention Approaches to Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean” for young women and men - 13 to 24 years of age. More

Preventing GBV - Let’s talk Man to Man - Barbershop Series

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

As they get haircuts or shaves, men and boys across Trinidad and Tobago are being engaged in a barbershop community series to prevent and reduce incidences of domestic violence, including sensitisation on the UN Women HeForShe Campaign. More

First Caribbean Prevalence Survey on Gender-Based Violence Launched in Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Almost 1 in 3 women have or will experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime in Trinidad and Tobago. Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Gender and Child Affairs, Ayanna Webster-Roy said this translates to about 130,000 women, way too high for a country of 1.3 million. The results in keeping with the WHO global findings, were revealed at the launch of the first prevalence survey on GBV for Trinidad and Tobago. More

New IPU and UN Women map shows women’s representation in politics stagnating

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bridgetown, Barbados - While Dominica, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are among the countries in the Caribbean and Americas region where women ministers are nearing or exceeding the gender parity position of 30 per cent of representatives, the number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated. More

Counting the Costs of GBV

Thursday, December 8, 2016

It is not enough to tell victims of gender based violence to break their silence and leave, there’s need for mechanisms and systems that fully support the victim taking that step. More

In Defence of Gender Equality

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

In a live link up, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (the Regiment, Coast Guard, Air Guard, Reserves and Specialised Youth Services Programmes) demonstrated their commitment to gender equality through signing onto HeForShe. More

SDGs and Governance: Towards Realising Gender Equality

Friday, June 3, 2016

Too often there is a misunderstanding that gender responsive governance is governance specific only to women’s rights and needs. UN Women MCO Caribbean, Deputy Representative Tonni Brodber recently facilitated a training session for ParlAmericas’ Anglophone membership on applying gender and intersectionality to parliamentary work. More

16 Days of Activism Caribbean Calendar of Events

Friday, November 27, 2015

Orange The World: Step It Up To End Violence Against Women And Girls More

Let’s Step it Up to End Violence against Women and Girls!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

UN Women MCO Caribbean is partnering with Population Services Inc. (PSI), Trinidad and Tobago and IGDS: Nita Barrow Unit, UWI Cave Hill to host a film festival in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. More

Caribbean Study Tour

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, as well as Commissioner Tracy Robinson, in her capacity as Rapporteur on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, jointly conducted a study visit to four English-speaking Caribbean countries More

MCO Caribbean salutes FES Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the years, UNIFEM/UN Women has had the benefit of partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in the Caribbean on such a range of issues - trade, green economy, political participation, governance. More

UN Women MCO Caribbean launches HeForShe

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bridgetown, Barbados : This year's celebration of International Women's Day under the theme, Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! - represents a unique opportunity to position gender equality and women's empowerment at the heart of the global agenda. This from UN Women Officer-in-charge Gabrielle Henderson as she addressed the UN Women MCO Caribbean IWD Town Hall meeting; Step It Up for Gender Equality - Engaging Men and Boys. ... More

New App Identifies Unsafe Places

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New app identifies unsafe places  SafetiPin lets users share safety details for any location   Port of Spain, December, 2014 — A map-based mobile phone application that crowdsources and maps information about safety concerns in different communities is now available for download in the Microsoft Windows Phone store. According to UN Women, at least one in three women worldwide has suffered from violence by someone known to her. SafetiPin, a free app which was launched in... More

Combatting Relationship Violence

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: These daily headlines appearing in one week, were highlighted by Attorney Lynette Seebaran Suite as she questioned whether as a people the true concept of the word relationship was being understood? More

Respectful Relationships - ASPIRE-ing to End Violence Against Women

Friday, November 30, 2012

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Overall women report higher levels of fear of sexual assault, of being killed or being beaten by a spouse or partner, and a significant percentage of adolescent girls report that their sexual initiation was forced or somewhat forced. More

Teen Talk - Perspectives on Gender Based Violence

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The YWCA of Trinidad and Tobago with the support of the UN Women, hosted "Teen Talk - Perspectives on Gender Based Violence" on March 09, 2012. More

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence - Caribbean Observance

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. More

NUDE speaks on the Convention Concerning Decent work for Domestic Workers

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

General Secretary of the National Union of Domestic Employees of Trinidad and Tobago, Ida LeBlanc addressing the United Nations 100th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva earlier this month, stressed that the Convention concerning decent work for domestic workers was very important because it had only come about after decades of struggling to get a rightful place for domestic workers in the world of work. More

The Need for Research on Caribbean Sexual and Gender Cultures

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Addressing the 24-25 May 2011 Building Responsive Policy: Gender Sexual Culture and HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean Regional Symposium held in Trinidad, Professor Kamala Kempadoo of the Department of Social Science of York University in Canada noted there was need for more research on sex in the Caribbean More

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