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Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"While equal pay for men and women in public service was the rule rather than the exception, both the government and NGOs noted considerable disparities in pay between men and women in the private and informal sectors, particularly in agriculture" (14).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The NGO Coalition against Domestic Violence charged that police often hesitated to enforce domestic violence laws and asserted that rape and sexual abuse against women and children remained a serious and pervasive problem" (13).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Although related statutes could be used to prosecute perpetrators of sexual harassment, and some trade unions incorporated antiharassment provisions in their contracts, both the government and NGOs continued to suspect that many incidents of sexual harassment went unreported" (13-14).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal and punishable by up to life imprisonment, but the courts often imposed considerably shorter sentences" (13).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also created specific offenses such as sexual grooming of a child (gaining the trust of a child, or of a person who takes care of the child, for the purpose of sexual activity with the child) and child pornography" (15).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"There were allegations that some police officers had close relationships with gang leaders and that police, customs, and immigration officers often accepted bribes to facilitate drug, weapons, and human trafficking. There were also allegations that police officers participated directly in the trafficking of persons and commonly frequented illegal brothels" (11).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The government generally respected the constitutional provisions for fundamental human rights and freedoms without discrimination based on race, sex, national and social origin, political views, or religion, and it effectively enforced these prohibitions" (13).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"There were also allegations that police officers participated directly in the trafficking of persons and commonly frequented illegal brothels" (11).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Every person born in the country is a citizen at birth, unless the parents are foreign envoys accredited to the country. Children born outside the country can become citizens at birth if on that date one or both of the parents is, or was, a citizen" (14).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The unit continued outreach activities to support survivors of domestic violence. Police recruits also received additional training in the handling of domestic violence cases, and the service introduced new questions relating to domestic violence legislation to basic training exams...The Domestic Violence Unit and the Rape Crisis Society, two NGOs that received funding from the government, operated a 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic violence. Hotline operators referred callers to NGO-run shelters for female survivors, a rape crisis center, counseling services, support groups, and other assistance providers" (13).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"At the same time, the government established the Counter-Trafficking Unit, charged with investigating potential forced labor cases and with referring cases for prosecution" (20).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law provides for protection orders separating perpetrators of domestic violence, including abusive spouses and common-law partners, from their victims. Courts may also fine or imprison abusive spouses" (13).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Also on February 25, two police officers assigned to the Maraval police station stopped a woman suspected of possessing marijuana at a roadblock, took her into custody, and drove her to a remote area, where one of the officers sexually assaulted her. The other police officers allegedly offered the victim money to keep quiet. On March 9, authorities charged the perpetrators with nine criminal offenses, including indecent assault and grievous sexual assault" (2). "Although conditions at the women’s prison were better than those in the Port of Spain and remand prisons, the women’s facility occasionally became overcrowded, since it held both women on remand and those serving prison sentences. The...more
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-3

"Until the September elections, the Ministry of Gender, Youth, and Child Development had primary responsibility for protecting women’s rights and advancement, and it sponsored income generation workshops for unemployed single mothers and nontraditional skills training for women. After the elections the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services assumed this responsibility" (14).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The 2014 Bail Act allows judges to deny bail for up to 120 days for repeat offenders with a prior serious offense or violent crime conviction within the past 10 years. This legislation applies to sexual offenses in which the alleged victim is a child" (6). "Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal and punishable by up to life imprisonment, but the courts often imposed considerably shorter sentences" (13). "Sexual penetration of a child is punishable by a maximum of life in prison" (15).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law and regulations prohibited discrimination with respect to employment and occupation on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, and social origin" (21).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal and punishable by up to life imprisonment, but the courts often imposed considerably shorter sentences" (13). "The age of sexual consent is 18, and the age of consent for sexual touching is 16...The law also created specific offenses such as sexual grooming of a child (gaining the trust of a child, or of a person who takes care of the child, for the purpose of sexual activity with the child) and child pornography" (15).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

"No laws specifically prohibit sexual harassment" (13).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most serious human rights problems were...violence and discrimination against women" (1).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"While reliable national statistics were not available, women’s groups estimated that as many as 50 percent of all women suffered abuse" (13).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Although the legal age for civil and Christian marriage is 18 for both men and women, the distinct laws and attitudes of the various religious denominations determine the minimum legal age for marriage. Under the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, the minimum legal age for marriage is 16 for men and 12 for women; under the Hindu Marriage Act, the minimum legal age for marriage is 18 for men and 14 for women; and the Orisa Marriage Act sets the minimum legal age for marriage at 18 for men and 16 for women" (15).
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The government and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) reported that many incidents of rape and other sexual crimes were unreported, partly due to perceived insensitivity of police, exacerbated by a wide cultural acceptance of gender-based violence...Police channeled resources to its Victim and Witness Support Unit in an effort to overcome the public perception of insensitivity...The Domestic Violence Unit and the Rape Crisis Society, two NGOs that received funding from the government, operated a 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic violence. Hotline operators referred callers to NGO-run shelters for female survivors, a rape crisis center, counseling services, support groups, and other assistance providers" (13).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
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Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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