Country Trinidad and Tobago
Year 1996
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


In Minute No. 2395 of 12 September 1996, the Cabinet agreed to the establishment of a Domestic Violence Unit in the Women's Affairs Division (Gender Affairs Division since 1998) of the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Women's Affairs.  This Unit is responsible for implementing programmes and projects aimed at eliminating the effects of domestic
violence in Trinidad and Tobago.

Source of Information

Annual Report of the Gender Affairs Division (2005-2006), p. 31