UNiTE Campaign - The Situation of Trinidad and Tobago
Domestic Violence is endemic throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Following prolonged advocacy by groups concerned with women and children, a Domestic Violence Act was passed in 1991, and the Domestic Violence Act, 1999, strengthened its provisions. Domestic Violence is now firmly in the public domain, and is recognised as a crime and a serious public health concern. Despite greater access to legal redress, this crime is still under reported.