Press Releases

Response to CNC3’s Six Months In - An Interview with the Prime Minister on Discrimination in Trinidad and Tobago

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) is very pleased to note the statements of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr Keith Rowley to the effect that he does not support any aspect of behaviour which discriminates against people and which gives them rights that others do not have. This was in response to a question asked of him by journalist Golda Lee Bruce, whether he was okay with the fact that persons who claim to be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation have no recourse under the Equal Opportunity Act Chapter 22:03.

Letter to Editor The debate surrounding the alleged nightclub incident

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) has noted that an alleged incident at a nightclub has sparked a debate not just on the alleged incident in question but on issues of sex, gender and human rights in general. 

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Human Rights and Disability

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) in keeping with its mandate to assess the working of the Equal Opportunity Act (the Act) hosted a workshop on October 14, 2015 on Human Rights and Disability, Implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

EOC's Awareness Session

Wednesday 24th August, 2011

In keeping with its mandate to assess the working of the Equal Opportunity Act and making recommendations, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) is hosting an awareness session on the various amendments suggested to its line ministry, at the San Fernando City Corporation, on Thursday 25th, August 2011, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at the San Fernando City Hall Auditorium.