Situation Analysis of Women and Children in Trinidad and Tobago

29 Aug 2011
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Report Summary

Consolidating the situation of children and women in Trinidad and Tobago is a
work in progress. While there is much that has been done and is being done, to improve the living conditions and the social environment of children and women, there is still a tremendous gap that remains to be filled.

Trinidad and Tobago has been very compliant with the human rights standards
promulgated by the different UN agencies responsible for the various aspects of human development in the world. The two key Conventions incorporating these rights are the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Trinidad and Tobago has not only signed and ratified these Conventions, but
has established a battery of legislation to affect the spirit of the Conventions.
The country has also been working assiduously to deliver on the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs).