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GBV Unit already getting calls for help

The newly constituted Gender-Based Violence Unit (GBVU) in the T&T Police Service (TTPS) reports that already, it has begun to get calls from persons needing their assistance and are working on cases.

And head of the Unit, ASP Claire Guy-Alleyne, promises that persons coming to them for assistance, will meet officers who are sensitive to their trauma.

National Prevention Strategy against domestic violence desperately needed

The head of UWI's Gender and Development Studies Institute is urging government to activate a national response to deal with the crisis of domestic violence in this country.

This, as the latest statistics collated by Dr Gabrielle Hosein and her team show that one in three women in T&T is a survivor of intimate partner violence, and that roughly 10,000 women are living in domestic violence situations.

She says it is time the country make a declaration that domestic violence—and especially violence against women—is unacceptable.

Misogyny fuelling attacks on Chaguanas mayor

One women's rights activist says the shaming of new Chaguanas Mayor Vandana Mohit is outright misogyny and could even be domestic and sexual violence.

Amilcar Sanatan says it is time that form of misogyny is challenged.

According to the gender rights activist, whether you call it ‘slut shaming’ or ‘revenge porn’, what is being done to the new Chaguanas Mayor is something much worse and very serious.

More Venezuelan nationals intercepted by Coast Guard

More Venezuelan nationals have been intercepted in the Gulf of Paria by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG), attempting to enter the country illegally.

According to a release issued by the TTCG, just before one o’clock this morning, twenty-six Venezuelan nationals were caught in a pirogue named Dona Josafena, with registration ARSI 3685.

The pirogue’s occupants included thirteen (13) adult males, four (4) adult females and nine (9) children.

Coalition Against Domestic Violence concerned about rising violence statistics

As the world begins to observe 16 days of activism to reduce violence against women, Trinidad and Tobago is facing the reality that one in three women who have been in intimate partnerships with men, experiences some form of domestic violence.

President of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Roberta Clarke, says as of November, at least 30 women have been killed by their partners, for this year alone. 

She describes such statistics on violence against women in this country as alarming.

Feeles: Men and boys must be encouraged too

As the country continues to observe International Men’s Day this week, President of the Single Fathers Association, Rhondall Feeles, is encouraging men to stop neglecting their physical health and mental wellness issues.

The SFATT president says men tend see themselves as invincible, hiding any signs of physical weakness, and keeping their mental troubles and issues locked deep inside, to their own detriment.

HR EXPERTS: Time for proper sexual harassment law and protocols

A call for proper systems -- including clear cut legislation -- to be put in place to deal with cases of sexual harassment in this country.

It comes in light of the recent furore surrounding the Darryl Smith Report -- the outcome of a probe of sexual harassment allegations against the former minister, and a wrongful dismissal claim by the alleged victim.

According to HR consultant, Cavelle Joseph-St Omer, it is imperative that there are properly trained practitioners to handle sexual harassment cases in this country.

51 arrested during Copacabana raid

Po­lice locked down the in­fa­mous Co­paca­bana ho­tel in Port-of-Spain overnight Thurs­day and ar­rest­ed 35 Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic and Venezue­lan women and 16 male pa­trons.

The raid on the Dun­don­ald Street es­tab­lish­ment was con­duct­ed by of­fi­cers of the Port of Spain Di­vi­sion from 11 pm Thurs­day in­to 3 am Fri­day.

Cops find 14-year-old in lewd party bust

A 14-year-old girl, who is be­lieved to be a vic­tim of hu­man traf­fick­ing, was among 22 fe­males de­tained at a ‘Se­cret Sun­day’ pool par­ty bust­ed by of­fi­cers of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) af­ter mid­night on Sun­day.

They were found in a house at Chan­cel­lor Heights, Up­per La­dy Chan­cel­lor Road, St Ann’s in Port-of-Spain.

Secret Sunday pool party busted

A Secret Sunday pool party in Port of Sain was busted by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) after midnight on Sunday where 22 women were detained.
A 37-year-old woman from Westmoorings, who is believed to be the main suspect, has been arrested and is currently assisting police in their investigations.

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