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April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Trinidad and Tobago cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (145). A woman in Trinidad and Tobago can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Trinidad and Tobago (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Trinidad and Tobago law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Trinidad and Tobago is not prohibited. There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are not criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Trinidad and Tobago provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Trinidad and Tobago can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (145). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Trinidad and Tobago, and so is discrimination based on marital status (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education in Trinidad and Tobago (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Trinidad and Tobago are not legally required to obey their husbands (145). In Trinidad and Tobago, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Trinidad and Tobago can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (145). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which men and women can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Trinidad and Tobago can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Trinidad and Tobago of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 33% of maternity leave benefits. There is a 0.33 difference between leave resered for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (145). Parents in Trinidad and Tobago are not able to work flexibly (145)....more
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Trinidad and Tobago can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the Trinidad and Tobago, there is no legislation designating head of household status (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Trinidad and Tobago law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 42% of the total labor force in Trinidad and Tobago (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Trinidad and Tobago (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Trinidad and Tobago provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Trinidad and Tobago (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Trinidad and Tobago is free and compulsory (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Trinidad and Tobago (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Trinidad and Tobago of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 33% of maternity leave benefits. There is a 0.33 difference between leave resered for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Trinidad and Tobago can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Trinidad and Tobago law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal, and the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are also equal (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Trinidad and Tobago can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (145). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (145).
April 18, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Trinidad and Tobago can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (145).
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and US Census Bureau international statistics (https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 15.60 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 10 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 7,109,568 in that year.