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Title: Womens Offices: Sustainability Challenges


1
Womens OfficesSustainability Challenges
  • Dr. Daphne Phillips
  • Former Minister of Gender Affairs
  • (1995-20001)
  • Trinidad and Tobago

2
New Programs, Policies and Projects
Created / Initiated Ministry of Gender Affairs
1995-2001Trinidad and Tobago
3
New Programs/Projects
  • 1. Instituted a National Domestic Violence
    Hotline with 24 hours/7 days per week service -
    August 1996 to December 2001.

4
New Programs/Projects
  • 2. Created a National Domestic Violence Unit
    within the Division of Gender Affairs dedicated
    to the prevention, proactive community-based
    activities, public awareness, legal reform and
    all matters relating to gender violence. This was
    fully operational from June 1997 to December 2001

5
New Programs/Projects
  • 3. Womens Second Chances Project
  • Started (three month) skills training and
    employment project for women in 1998 in areas of
    Agriculture, Elderly Care and Homework Centres

6
New Programs/Projects
  • 4. Non-Traditional Skills Training for Women
  • Created a Pilot project for the training of
    women in skills not traditionally undertaken by
    women, such as woodwork /carpentry, and
    construction skills.

7
New Programs/Projects
  • Male Support Programme within the Domestic
    Violence Unit
  • This programme started in 1997 with a focus on
    men for one week annually. In 1999 a month or
    activities was devoted to men and by the end of
    1999 a full year round cabinet approved and
    funded programme commenced. This continued to
    2001.

8
New Programs/Projects
  • Promoted a pilot programme for Community-based
    Drop-in Counselling Centres and Information
    Stations was launched in May/June, 1998.
    Twenty-three of these centres were opened in 1999
    and remained fully functional to 2001

9
New Programs/Projects
  • Created the Womens Leadership and Enhancement
    Institute, which operated from the Ministry
    from1999 to 2001.

10
New Programs/Projects
  • Developed a system for the Restructuring of the
    Social Services Delivery System in Trinidad and
    Tobago (2001).

11
Social Policy
  • Administered the commencement of national
    policies in the following areas
  • A National Gender Policy
  • A National Policy on Domestic Violence

12
New Legislation
  • Presented new legislation in the following areas
  • The Domestic Violence Act (reformed) - Act 30 of
    1999
  • The Sexual Harassment Bill (preliminary work
    commenced 2000)

13
New legislation
  • Contributed to legislation on
  • The Maternity Act 1998
  • The Legal Aid Amendment Act 1998
  • The Minimum Wages Act 1999
  • The Co-habitation Act 1999
  • The Attachment to Earnings Act 1999
  • The Equal Opportunities Act 2000

14
Analysis of Sustainability of Programs and
Projects
  • It appears (from the above table) that programs
    and projects that have wide public appeal, or to
    which foreign funding had been committed were
    sustained.

15
Analysis of Sustainability of Programs and
Projects
  • Projects which contributed directly to womens
    empowerment were discontinued.

16
Analysis of Sustainability of Programs and
Projects
  • Projects which contributed to womens support,
    especially in domestic violence situations,
    either directly through the counseling centers,
    or indirectly, through the male support program,
    were not sustained.

17
Sustainability Prospects of National Policies and
Legislation
  • It does appear in the Trinidad and Tobago case
    that social policy and legislation which benefit
    women are likely to be sustained if/when put in
    place by a conscious and gender sensitive
    leadership

18
Sustainability Prospects of National Policies and
Legislation
  • However, the factor of social class affects the
    probability with which women are likely to
    benefit from empowering or progressive
    legislation. Poor women continue to be vulnerable
    and seem unable to take advantage of such
    legislation. For them, programs and projects are
    most useful.

19
Sustainability Prospects of National Policies and
Legislation
  • In general, policies and legislation have greater
    sustainable prospects than projects and policies.
    However, poor women benefit more from projects
    and programs.
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