The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) hosted a Breakfast Seminar on Human Rights and Gender

Thursday December 11, 2014

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) in keeping with its mandate to assess the working of the Equal Opportunity Act (the Act) hosted a breakfast seminar on Human Rights Day, Wednesday December 10, 2014, which explored the broad theme of Human Rights and Gender. The breakfast seminar took place at the Diamond/Topaz Room, Hyatt Regency Trinidad, 1 Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.

The seminar introduced the EOC as a participant and activist in the gender conversation in keeping with our statutory mandate to work towards the elimination of discrimination and promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons and groups of different status generally.

It was held to commemorate, the end of the 16 Days of Activism from November 25, 2014, against Gender-Based Violence against women and girls around the world together with Human Rights Day, on December 10, 2014.

The panel included Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Feature Speaker on the topic “The Equal Opportunity Act: One Step Forward to Genuine Equality for All”; Professor Patricia Mohammed “Legislating Gender and Human Rights?”;, Dr. Peter Douglas Weller, Gender and The Caribbean Man: Beyond the Problems of the Perception of a Demotion to Equality” and the Chair of the Equal Opportunity Commission, Mrs. Lynette Seebran-Suite; “Country Status: Gender and Violence in Trinidad and Tobago”

Attached photography see caption below: Left to Right
Seminar on Human Rights and Gender: Feature Speaker, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Dean, Faculty of Law (UWI) discuses with the audience her topic “The Equal Opportunity Act: One Step Forward to Genuine Equality for All”; Mrs. Lynette Seebaran-Suite Chairman, EOC; Professor Patricia Mohammed, Head of Institute of Gender and Development Studies (UWI); Dr. Peter Douglas Weller, President/Founder CariMAN and Dr. Beverly Beckles, Vice-Chair, EOC

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