Country Trinidad and Tobago
Year 2007
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Preamble of the Constitution adopted in 1976, and amended in 2007, includes the following provisions:Whereas the People of Trinidad and Tobago—
(b) respect the principles of social justice and therefore believe that the operation of the economic system should result in the material resources of the community being so distributed as to subserve the common good, that there should be adequate means of livelihood for all, that labour should not be exploited or forced by economic necessity to operate in inhumane conditions but that there should be opportunity for advancement on the basis of recognition of merit, ability and integrity;

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 1976 (amended in 2007), UN Women Constitutional Database

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