By Rocío Medina-Bolívar and Dana King Trinidad’s first National Women’s Health Survey maps out the complexity of effectively ending family violence Christine Chuniesingh is one of the most recent victims of intimate partner violence to reach the front page of Trinidad and Tobago’s national newspapers. Her brutal murder is a tragic example of the horror of intimate … [Read more...] about Is there an effective way to end family violence?
by Dana King Awareness campaign to fight crime in Trinidad and Tobago Betheem Gardens is a low-income neighborhood and crime “hotspot” that sits on the outskirts of Port of Spain and runs alongside the East/West corridor highway and Trinidad’s largest landfill. For those that live in this community, the stigma associated with the neighborhood can be as potent as the … [Read more...] about Empowering communities helps reducing crime in Trinidad and Tobago
In 2014, Trinidad and Tobago will be the first Caribbean country to adapt and pilot the CureViolence program. The CureViolence pilot, which will be funded under the IDB-financed Citizen Security Programme (CSP), will use a public health approach to anticipate and interrupt transmission of risk events and change the social norms and behaviors that perpetuate violence. The model … [Read more...] about CureViolence: A Public Health Approach to Combatting Trinidad’s Crime Problems