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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 9.0 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 5.81 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 4.21 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Cape Verde, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Moldova, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

7.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

2.0
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, at: . . . (b) The lack of data disaggregated by age and region on the net enrolment rate of girls at the secondary level" (page 9).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Committee . . . is concerned at: (a) The high prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls, such as femicide committed by intimate partners and other forms of domestic violence" (page 7)
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs), Ayanna Webster-Roy" (page 1). "The Committee notes that the body responsible for coordinating the advancement of women has again been moved from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services to the Office of the Prime Minister, where a Minister of State is now in charge of the gender and child affairs portfolio. The Committee also notes that the State party is establishing an interministerial committee on gender equality, a national commission on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and departmental gender...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of harmful practices such as child marriage and of discriminatory stereotypes and deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. The Committee is particularly concerned: (a) That the State party has no comprehensive strategy to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes; . . . (d) That the evaluation of the impact of programmes, such as that on “defining masculinity excellence”, and the television series Gender on Your Agenda: You’ve Got Male in eliminating stereotypes and changing attitudes towards the roles of women and men in society has not been completed." (page 6).more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is further concerned that young women who aspire to political office are discouraged by the lack of maternity leave for parliamentarians" (page 9).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified the following international instruments: . . . (b) United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2007" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments1 would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages the State party to consider ratifying...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"The Committee is also concerned at the lack of information on the incidence of unsafe abortion and its impact on women’s health, including maternal mortality" (page 11).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Trafficking in Persons Act (2011) and the establishment of a counter-trafficking unit, but is concerned that the State party remains a source, transit and destination country for trafficking. The Committee is particularly concerned at: (a) The prevalence of trafficking in women and girls for purposes of labour and sexual exploitation" (page 7).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Marriage Act (1923), the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (1961), the Hindu Marriage Act (1945) and the Orisa Marriage Act (1999) allow for girls to be married at 12, 14 and 16 years of age, which causes them to drop out of school and exposes them to health risks, including maternal mortality owing to early pregnancy" (page 6). "The Committee is also concerned at the lack of information on the incidence of unsafe abortion and its impact on women’s health, including maternal mortality" (page 11).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of harmful practices such as child marriage and of discriminatory stereotypes and deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. The Committee is particularly concerned: (a) That the State party has no comprehensive strategy to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes; . . . (d) That the evaluation of the impact of programmes, such as that on “defining masculinity excellence”, and the television series Gender on Your Agenda: You’ve Got Male in eliminating stereotypes and changing attitudes towards the roles of women and men in society has not been completed" (page 6).more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Marriage Act (1923), the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (1961), the Hindu Marriage Act (1945) and the Orisa Marriage Act (1999) allow for girls to be married at 12, 14 and 16 years of age, which causes them to drop out of school and exposes them to health risks, including maternal mortality owing to early pregnancy" (page 6). "The Committee . . . commends the State party on introducing an adolescent mothers programme in 1996, aimed at, among other things, supporting teenage mothers and assisting with re-entry into school after childbirth. The Committee is concerned, however, at: (a) The high rate of teenage pregnancy, resulting in girls dropping out...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2002 of the State party’s combined initial to third periodic reports (CEDAW/C/TTO/1-3), in particular the adoption of the following legislation: . . . (c) Occupational Safety and Health Act (2004), which requires employers to provide facilities for female employees and protect the health of pregnant women and 'unborn children'" (page 2). "The Committee is concerned, however, at: . . . (e) Information that, notwithstanding the establishment of a steering committee for action against discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, a national study on the matter has not been conducted and, therefore, very limited progress has been made in adopting...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the establishment of a central registry on domestic violence, which was launched in April 2016, but is concerned at: . . . (c) The delay in adopting regulations for the Sexual Offences Act (1986), in order to introduce a sex offender registry, which would help to deal with repeat offenders; (d) Information about the low number of arrests for breaches of protection orders; (e) Information that training for law enforcement officers is gender neutral and that, although the Cabinet adopted a procedural manual for police officers, law enforcement officers frequently treat domestic violence as a private matter" (page 7).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee notes the lack of an existing policy or legislative framework for the introduction of temporary special measures in the State party. It is concerned at the State party’s lack of understanding of temporary special measures aimed at accelerating substantive equality of women and men. In particular, it is concerned at the absence of such measures, including statutory quotas, to address the underrepresentation of women in decision-making positions in the public and private sectors and to continue to promote their participation in political life, notwithstanding the State party’s achievements in this area" (page 5).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"There are no shelters specifically designed for women and girls who are victims of trafficking, who instead are referred to shelters established for women who are victims of violence, including domestic violence . . . [there is a] lack of information on exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (page 8).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

" . . . it is illegal under the Sexual Offences Act to sell and buy sexual services" (page 8).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-4

"The Committee is concerned at: . . . (d) Information on the complicity of law enforcement officers in the exploitation of women for prostitution, including the running of brothels, even though it is illegal under the Sexual Offences Act to sell and buy sexual services, and at the lack of information on exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (page 8).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to implement strategies aimed at poverty reduction, such as a targeted conditional cash transfer programme and a microenterprise loan facility. It is concerned, however, at: . . . (b) Information that, although under the law women and men enjoy equal access to loans, some private banks discriminate against women, in particular unmarried women, in their lending policies" (page 12).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IRP-LAW-2

"The Committee is particularly concerned at: . . . (c) Information that there are no shelters specifically designed for women and girls who are victims of trafficking, who instead are referred to shelters established for women who are victims of violence, including domestic violence; (d) Information on the complicity of law enforcement officers in the exploitation of women for prostitution, including the running of brothels, even though it is illegal under the Sexual Offences Act to sell and buy sexual services, and at the lack of information on exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (page 7-8).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its achievements in increasing the representation of women in Parliament by more than 30 per cent during the elections held in 2015" (page 8).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The Committee is particularly concerned: . . . (b) That the Marriage Act (1923), the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (1961), the Hindu Marriage Act (1945) and the Orisa Marriage Act (1999) allow for girls to be married at 12, 14 and 16 years of age, which causes them to drop out of school and exposes them to health risks, including maternal mortality owing to early pregnancy; (c) That the Children Act (2012), while raising the minimum age of sexual consent to 18 years and criminalizing contraventions, also introduced exemptions under the Marriage Act, the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, the Hindu Marriage Act and the Orisa Marriage Act, thereby...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, at: (a) The high rate of teenage pregnancy, resulting in girls dropping out of school, and the limited evaluation of the adolescent mothers programme, meaning that no representative data exist to determine its effectiveness in preventing a second pregnancy in adolescents" (page 9).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, at the lack of information on existing obstacles to birth registration, which may result in women and girls being stateless and vulnerable to trafficking. It is also concerned that there remains a significant number of children whose births are not registered" (page 9).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2002 of the State party’s combined initial to third periodic reports (CEDAW/C/TTO/1-3), in particular the adoption of the following legislation: . . . (b) Trafficking in Persons Act (2011), which introduces the offence of trafficking in persons in accordance with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime" (page 2). " . . . it is illegal under the Sexual Offences Act to sell and buy sexual services" (page 7).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its successful programmes aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV by providing access to antiretroviral treatment" (page 11).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-2

"[The Committee] remains concerned, however, at the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women and girls between 15 and 24 years of age, and that 50 per cent of new HIV infections occur in women and girls" (page 11).