Clear Filter

Statement on the passing of former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday

The Equal Opportunity Commission (the ‘Commission’) joins with the national community in extending condolences to the family and friends of deceased former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday and in commemorating his legacy of national service. The Commission was created by the Equal Opportunity Act of 2000 (the ‘Act’) which was a piece of legislation passed during former Prime Minister Panday’s premiership from 1995 to 2001.

Resolving disputes by conciliation

This was highlighted recently when the EOC presented on the first day of a three-day mediation conference hosted by the Ministry of Sport and Community Development’s Community Mediation Division on July 12. The main theme of this conference was “Building Collaboration in Conflict Resolution – A Transformative Approach to Mediation.”

To read more visit : https://newsday.co.tt/2023/07/17/resolving-disputes-by-conciliation/

EOC Caravan Stops in Tunapuna

The Equal Opportunity Commission’s (EOC) Nationwide Outreach Caravan stopped at the Tunapuna Administrative Complex, Tunapuna on Friday 7th July, 2023. The EOC team set up its signature blue tent and engaged members of the public with fun trivia games to win prizes, shared legal advice on discrimination and generally raised awareness on the free services offered by the EOC, and the rights of citizens that are protected by the Equal Opportunity Act.

NHRIs: Different models around the world

In part three of the series, we continue the discussion on the Equal Opportunity Commission’s (EOC) strategic vision of becoming the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) of TT. Today we examine the different models that exist in countries that address human rights holistically, as well as look at the suitability of a particular model for the TT context.

To read more:  https://newsday.co.tt/2023/05/15/nhris-different-models-around-the-world/

2022 Freedom of Information Statement

In accordance with Sections 7, 8, and 9 of the Freedom of Information Act Chapter 22:02 (‘FOIA’), the Equal Opportunity Commission (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Commission’), being a Public Authority, is required by law to publish the following statements, which list the documents and information generally available to the public.

EOC Caravan Continues with Success

Hundreds of patrons visited the Equal Opportunity Commission’s (EOC/Commission) nationwide caravan activation in Marabella. The outreach initiative, which was held at Massy Stores on Friday 5th May, 2023 is part of the EOC’s efforts to raise awareness of the categories covered and status grounds protected by the Equal Opportunity Act (the Act) and the services offered by the EOC.

NHRI Part II: The Paris Principles and the EOC

This is the second column discussing the Equal Opportunity Commission’s (EOC) strategic vision of becoming the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) of TT. On April 17, we spoke about what are NHRIs. Today we will explain how NHRIs are recognised in the United Nations (UN) system. Contrary to other national institutions, NHRIs are accredited with an internationally accepted quality label, based on their compliance with the UN’s Paris Principles.

To read more visit: https://newsday.co.tt/2023/nhri-part-ii-the-paris-principles-and-the-eoc/


EOC offers free inclusion policymaking services

It is important to take proper steps to prevent discrimination within the workplace. The general workplace atmosphere and culture could be adversely affected. The employees may feel uncomfortable and demotivated. Additionally, failure to do so may lead to the organisation breaching the Equal Opportunity Act if a complaint is lodged against it.

To read more visit: https://newsday.co.tt/eoc-offers-free-inclusion-policymaking-services/  

TV Programme: Carnival Unites Us

Does carnival have the power to unify us as a nation? Are we already experiencing unity during the carnival season? What is the genesis of this unity? The Equal Opportunity Commission brought together a panel of speakers from the carnival industry to discuss just this on its television programme, “The Hard Conversations: Let’s Talk Equality.”