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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Training workshop for women candidates in Trinidad and Tobago
CIWiL will be hosting an event entitled “Women in Politics: An information and training workshop for female candidates in the Tobago House of Assembly Election and Trinidad Local Government Bye-Election”. This event aims to create a space for female...
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Nickocy Phillips
Nickocy Phillips is a Youth Ambassador from Trinidad and Tobago. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Monday, March 19, 2018
History in the making as Trinidad and Tobago's first female president sworn in
Eight years after the country's first female Prime Minister was elected, Trinidad and Tobago witnessed the swearing-in ceremony of the country's first female President, Paula-Mae Weekes.  Following her swearing in, President Weekes said that...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Trinidad and Tobago elects its first female president: Paula-Mae Weekes
Justice Paula-Mae Weekes has been elected president of island nation Trinidad and Tobago. This makes her the first woman to lead the twin sovereign island in the southernmost part of the Caribbean. She was nominated by the government and endorsed by...
Gloria Calliste, candidata a concejal para el gobierno local, caminando en su circunscripción en Trinidad y Tabago. Foto cortesía del T & T Guardian.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box
With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the Network of NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago is training women to be more effective in running for election. They seek to learn the rules, use the rules and change the system. We invite you to...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hazel Brown hoping for more women councillors in Trinidad and Tobago
Hazel Brown, co-ordinator of the Network of NGOs for the advancement of women, hopes after the October 21 local government elections that 50 per cent of councillors will be women as well as 50 per cent of aldermen elected under the newly-implemented...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Trinidad and Tobago: Woman is Boss on Election Day
A check with the Elections and Boundaries Commission’s (EBC) Research Officer Neisha Ali, on Friday, indicated that close to 5000 more women than men are likely to cast their vote on November 5. To read the full article, please visit...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Trinidad and Tobago: Port-of-Spain Consensus on Transformational Leadership for Gender Equality
Caribbean Regional Colloquium on Women Leaders as Agents of Change Hilton Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 28-30 June 2011 1. Under the leadership of the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Advancing Women’s Transformational Leadership Training for Gender Justice in the Caribbean
UNDEF, UN Women, UWI, IGDS, Mona, CIWIP are organizing the Advancing Women’s Transformational Leadership Training for Gender Justice in the Caribbean that will take place on July 10-20, 2011. The themes will include: Transformational Leadership...
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Mary King
“I am a firm believer of hard work and most of that is geared towards national development, economic, social and political.” - Mary King iKNOW Politics: What challenges have you faced as a woman in this leadership position as Senator? How did your...
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Democratic Governance and Gender: Possible Linkages
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the...
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Put a Women in the House of Parliament: Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women
This brochure provides information on Put a Women, a project designed to prepare women and young persons to participate in the local and general elections (2007) in Trinidad and Tobago.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Women and Leadership: The Missed Millennium Development Goal
Unlike the other MDGs that are to be achieved by 2015, the third MDG on gender equality and women’s empowerment was to be achieved by the year 2005 but it was not. In that sense, it is a missed goal. Winnie Byanima’s speech to a Distinguished...