Country Trinidad and Tobago
Year 1998
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence

Brief Description


The Gender Affairs Division (former Women's Affairs Division) was established in 1998 and is part of the Ministry of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs. 

The mandate of the Gender Affairs Division is to effectively promote gender equity and gender justice through the process of gender mainstreaming in all government policies, programmes and projects.

The Gender Affairs Division strategic objectives are:

  • To advance the status and rights of women and men
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  • To develop policies,projects and programmes relevant to gender and development issues including the elimination of all forms of violence against women, and the elimination of poverty.
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  • To research and disseminate information on gender and development issues.
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  • To change gender discriminatory social consciousness and traditions
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  • To assist in the strengthening of local communities and families
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  • To foster participation of women and men in policy formulating processes.

Full Text

Gender Affairs Division

Source of Information

Website of the Gender Affairs Division