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1 ECLAC Regional seminar to strengthen the use of administrative records to measure violence against women Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 30 th November-1 st December 2010

2 Process Institutional Strengthening of the Domestic Violence Unit – GOTT/ CIDA (1998) Institutional Strengthening of the Domestic Violence Unit – GOTT/ CIDA (1998) - Policy Roundtable to inform the development of a Central Registry held at Police Administration Bldg. (Feb 1999) - Policy Roundtable to inform the development of a Central Registry held at Police Administration Bldg. (Feb 1999) - Situational Analysis of the Systems of data collection on Domestic Violence in T&T-Policy directives for the Establishment of a Central Registry. (Mar 1999) - Situational Analysis of the Systems of data collection on Domestic Violence in T&T-Policy directives for the Establishment of a Central Registry. (Mar 1999) - Note to Cabinet recommending that an Inter Agency Task Force be established to review the Report which emanated from the Policy Roundtable with a view to develop a comprehensive national policy to address domestic violence - Note to Cabinet recommending that an Inter Agency Task Force be established to review the Report which emanated from the Policy Roundtable with a view to develop a comprehensive national policy to address domestic violence

3 Process (contd) Cabinet Approval granted to the establishment of Task Force on 23 April Task Force to comprise: Cabinet Approval granted to the establishment of Task Force on 23 April Task Force to comprise: - Representatives of 5 Governmental Agencies - Judiciary/ Magistracy - Representatives of 3 Non-governmental orgs. - Representatives of 3 Non-governmental orgs. - Demographer/ Statistician - Demographer/ Statistician - Information System Specialist - Information System Specialist

4 Process (cont) Task Force Task Force - met for a period of over one year - developed/circulated a draft instrument - several agencies fail to return the completed forms. - Task Force became defunct by Task Force became defunct by no Report was submitted. N.B. 3 General Elections

5 Process (contd) Policy Roundtable involving CIDA, ECLAC and stakeholders held to introduce regional instrument (Dec 2002). Policy Roundtable involving CIDA, ECLAC and stakeholders held to introduce regional instrument (Dec 2002). Agencies reaffirmed the need for a centralised system but did not commit to using the instrument. Agencies reaffirmed the need for a centralised system but did not commit to using the instrument Shift in focus to the Preparation of a Police Investigative and Procedural Manual- Report and Note submitted to Cabinet Shift in focus to the Preparation of a Police Investigative and Procedural Manual- Report and Note submitted to Cabinet.

6 Process (cont) Committee established under the Ministry of the Attorney General. Committee established under the Ministry of the Attorney General. Ministry of CDC&GA hosted stakeholders workshop in June agencies expressed interest in resuming project. Ministry of CDC&GA hosted stakeholders workshop in June agencies expressed interest in resuming project. Contract awarded to SALISES by Ministry of CDC&GA in September 2008 Contract awarded to SALISES by Ministry of CDC&GA in September 2008 Stakeholders workshop held in December 2008 to update stakeholders on project status. Stakeholders workshop held in December 2008 to update stakeholders on project status.

7 Process (cont) Pilot of Central Registry Pilot of Central Registry Inter Agency Advisory Committee established. Inter Agency Advisory Committee established. Monthly meetings held with Consultant. Monthly meetings held with Consultant. Contract extended by 6 months to April 2010 to facilitate tasks to be performed by consultant. Contract extended by 6 months to April 2010 to facilitate tasks to be performed by consultant. Special session held with the THA. Special session held with the THA. Records of Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies examined. Records of Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies examined.

8 Opportunities /Lessons Learnt Commitment of the Consultant. Commitment of the Consultant. Improvement in the agencies data collection processes. Improvement in the agencies data collection processes. Institutional memory preserved. Institutional memory preserved. Deepening of interagency collaboration. Deepening of interagency collaboration. Access to technical support from Development Agencies. Access to technical support from Development Agencies. Build capacity both at individual and agency level. Build capacity both at individual and agency level.

9 Challenges Political changes – policy shifts. Political changes – policy shifts. Insufficient resource personnel in relevant field e.g demographers. Insufficient resource personnel in relevant field e.g demographers. Funds to commit to long term development of project. Funds to commit to long term development of project. Key stakeholders refusal to engage in pilot citing confidentiality concerns. Key stakeholders refusal to engage in pilot citing confidentiality concerns. Changes in public sector personnel. Changes in public sector personnel.

10 Challenges Insufficient appreciation for the CR by policy- makers. Insufficient appreciation for the CR by policy- makers. The physical location of the CR. The physical location of the CR.

11 Way Forward Commitment by Govt to continue the project Commitment by Govt to continue the project Note to be prepared and submitted to Cabinet. Note to be prepared and submitted to Cabinet. Central Registry to be established even on a phased basis over the next 3 years. Central Registry to be established even on a phased basis over the next 3 years.

12 THANK YOU THANK YOU


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