The International Women's Resources Network (IWRN) is calling for agencies, families and parents to be more proactive, when it comes to protecting children in this country.
The demand comes in the wake of the death of 8-year old Makeisha Maynard who was beaten to death by her father on Sunday.
The IWRN has expressed disappointment at all the individuals—including family members and agencies—who it says failed the little girl.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) launched a new unit tasked with handling cases of gender-based violence and domestic violence in this country.
The newly formed Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) will focus heavily on domestic violence cases and breaches of restraining orders. In addition to victims making reports to the Unit, members of the public with information on domestic abuse also can bring that information to the police, so they can act on it.
The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) is adding its voice to the list of condemnations on the issue regarding OJT teacher, Nafesah Nakhid.
The organisation says it objects strongly "to such actions as they can only deepen the country’s already archaic thinking on a number of out-of-the-box issues".
It says Trinidad and Tobago would never be able to rise to international standards once it continues to channel judgements and decisions in accordance with selfish and backward standards.
The International Women's Resource Network (IWRN) has issued a warning that if Trinidad and Tobago's social and judicial systems are not reviewed quickly and also further strengthened to address the country’s social ills, society will begin to see murders as “normal.”
The IWRN has issued a statement extending condolences to the families of 23-year old Sharlene Somai and 65-year old Petra Manwarring who were both found dead today in seemingly unfortunate circumstances.