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Demming: Gov’t must act on sexual harrassment and gender-based violence

Womantra and 2Cents movement have both survived firestorms of social media criticism that they allegedly mishandled accusations of either sexual harassment, gender-based violence or sexual grooming perpetrated by persons in positions of leadership. Ironically, both organisations are engaged in much-needed work that can fundamentally change our cultural landscape, but they …

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PLOTT: ‘More aggressive and holistic approach’ needed to address violence against women and children

“[…] While we recognise the gains made with amendments to The Domestic Violence Act and the establishment of a Gender-based Violence Unit in the TTPS, the continuing scourge of violence against women and children requires a more aggressive and holistic approach from those in authority. “We are reminded that the …

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Sex education, gender policy and pepper spray; Womantra’s wish-list to address gender-based violence

“[…] Amend, implement, and budget for the National Gender Policy. A formalised  multi-sectoral  approach to awareness raising, prevention and accountability must be applied to all aspects of gender-equality, including gender-based violence.  “These interventions should include private and state actors, communities, etc…” The following is a press statement from Womantra, which …

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Dear editor: Gender-based violence is a ‘shadow pandemic’ in T&T; we need attitudinal change

“[…] Attitudinal and behavioural changes won’t happen by vaps. We have serious work to do. For example, we must address the need for values/conscience formation and citizenship programmes—at home, in our educational institutions, in our faith communities, in our workplaces etc…” The following is a press statement from the Catholic …

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