In the frame of DECIDES TT project that aims to foster respect for human rights and freedoms against Gender-Based violence and LGBTI discrimination in Trinidad and Tobago, the consortium led by Interarts in association with Aspire Slu and Cafra TT organized the Learning Partnerships Workshop on 29 – 31 January 2019.

The purpose of this workshop was to review and finalize the Draft LGBTI Recommendations carried out during the DECIDES TT programme, which presents a coordinated approach to addressing LGBTI discrimination in Trinidad and Tobago. The Draft Recommendations are based on the desk and field research, also with input by the LGBTI community persons, to the attention of stakeholders, state of government agencies, civil society and private sector organizations that wish to address discrimination and GBV against LGBTI individuals and community.

During the Learning Partnership Workshop the 10 sections of the Draft LGBTI Recommendations were analyzed:

  1. Constitution and laws;
  2. Legal Aid/legal services;
  3. LGBTI – responsive policies/plans/protocols;
  4. Equal access to resources and services in mainstream public, private and
    civil society institutions;
  5. LGBTI support groups and services;
  6. Public education and awareness-raising;
  7. LGBTI sensitization/training;
  8. GBV against LGBTI persons;
  9. LGBTI organization-building/strengthering;
  10. Data collection/analysis/dissemination and research.

The DECIDES TT consortium is now working on project final reports and evaluation.  The results will be published soon.

To know more about the LPs and DECIDES TT project, please click on the following links.