Country Trinidad and Tobago
Year 2017
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Gender-Based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago: Qualitative Study was a collaboration between UN Women and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Office of the Prime Minister. This study was completed in December 2017 and formed a part of the National Health Survey. The qualitative study focused on the nature, patterns, contributing factors and consequences of violence against women in the country. The specific concerns investigated during the study were:
- the impact of beliefs about womnhood and manhood on intimate partner violence (IPV);
- the gendered impacts of increasing economic insecurity on women; men and their relationships;
- the roles that ideals of romantic love play in women's and men's understanding and response to violence in relationships; and;
- the perception of the availability and efficacy of state and civil society services for persons who experience IPV. 

Source of Information

Trinidad and Tobago's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.45-46

For more information: Gender-Based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago: Qualitative Study