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.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Trinidad and Tobago

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Case studies

Publication year: 2010

Number of pages: 8

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)