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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 2, 2019, 3 p.m.
Countries: Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Venezuela
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Table 1 in page 10 shows the a comparative perspective for political empowerment Rank for Guyana, Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. Brazil was ranked 114 out of 135 un 2011, 72 out of 135 in 2012, 68 out of 136 in 2013, 74 out of 142 in 2014, 89 out of 145 in 2015. It's overall rank is 85. Guyana was ranked 28 out of 135 in 2011, 32 out of 135 in 2012, 33 out of 136 in 2013, 34 out of 142 in 2014, 37 out of 145 in 2015. It's overall rank is 66. Suriname was ranked 95 out of 135 in 2011, 107 out...more
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

" Sexual penetration of a child is punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison" (p. 13).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law creates 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. The law prescribes penalties of 10 years’ to life imprisonment for subjecting a child to prostitution" (p. 13 - 14).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The age of sexual consent is 18, and the age of consent for sexual touching is 16" (p. 13).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law creates 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" (p. 13).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-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" (p. 12).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Although conditions at the women’s prison were better than those in the Port of Spain Prison, the women’s facility occasionally became overcrowded, since it held both women on remand and those serving prison sentences. The daily average female prison population was 130 in facilities with a maximum capacity of 158, according to figures from 2016, the most recent data available. Since there was no female youth facility, authorities placed some underage female prisoners in a segregated wing of the women’s prison and returned others to their families" (p. 2 - 3).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1

"Rape of men or women, including spousal rape, is illegal and punishable" (p. 12).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits both corporal punishment of children and sentencing a child to prison" (p. 13).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.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. The law requires registration of every child born alive within 42 days of birth" (p. 13).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Child marriage is illegal. On June 9, parliament passed legislation changing the legal marriage age to 18. The president formally proclaimed the enactment of the Marriage Act on September 28" (p. 13).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"No laws specifically prohibit sexual harassment. Related statutes could be used to prosecute perpetrators of sexual harassment, and some trade unions incorporated anti-harassment provisions in their contracts" (p. 13).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Child abuse cases continued to increase; from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016, the Children’s Authority received and investigated 5,522 reports of abuse. More than one-half of all cases involved female children" (p. 13).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Child abuse cases continued to increase; from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016, the Children’s Authority received and investigated 5,522 reports of abuse. More than one-half of all cases involved female children. Neglect and sexual abuse accounted for 27 percent and 25 percent of the cases, respectively" (p. 13).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape of men or women, including spousal rape, is illegal and punishable by up to life imprisonment, but the courts often imposed considerably shorter sentences" (p. 12).
April 23, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Police channeled resources to the Victim and Witness Support Unit in an effort to encourage reporting" (p. 12).
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).