Gender-Based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago

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Gabrielle Hosein, PhD, Team Leader. Research Team: Tricia Basdeo-Gobin, Colin Robinson, Sabrina Mowlah-Baksh, Simone Leid, Amilcar Sanatan

While the quality of administrative data on violence against women has vastly improved over the past few decades, data has never been available on the prevalence of violence against women in Trinidad and Tobago.


After reviewing various models of assessing the prevalence of gender-based violence, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), CARICOM statistical experts and the CARICOM Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development agreed to adopt the CARICOM Model on National Prevalence Surveys on Gender-based Violence.


The model promotes a quantitative and qualitative approach to assessing the prevalence of violence against women. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) managed the implementation of the quantitative survey. UN Women managed the implementation of the qualitative study, which complements the quantitative perspective on IPV and its impact on women's health. “Gender-based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago, A Qualitative Study” was co-funded by the Government of Trinidad & Tobago through the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) Joint Programme on Gender-Based Violence and UN Women.


This Qualitative Study is a companion report to the “National Women’s Health Survey for Trinidad and Tobago: Final Report” produced by the IADB.

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