Last week, I was in New York at the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Joined by other advocates and representatives from the world’s governments, I advocated for gender equality and the full realization of women’s human rights and women’s empowerment, universal access to sexual...Read more
According to the Central Statistical Office of the Ministry of Planning and the Economy, the teenage pregnancy rate in Trinidad and Tobago has not changed significantly over the last fifteen years. Nearly 1 in 6 young women becomes pregnant as a teen. Adolescence is a time when girls and boys learn...Read more
On today’s Independence Day, Trinidad and Tobago celebrates 50 years as a sovereign nation, and our local partner, Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT), has been fulfilling the country's sexual and reproductive health needs for the duration of that history. More than half a...Read more
This is part two of a three-part series. To read part one, click here. In recent years, several of the IPPF Member Associations (MAs) across the Caribbean have significantly increased efforts to ensure that the sexual rights of the populace are respected and addressed. A basic tenet of the programs...Read more