The period January 2021-June 2022 was a period of intense work for the Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CADV) as we continued to meet our mandate to work assiduously to end all forms of gender-based violence in Trinidad and Tobago. Persons especially affected by domestic violence, and in particular women and girls, continue to struggle […]READ MORE
Due to the advocacy of women’s organisations and across the Caribbean, two critical amendments were made to the Act in 1999 and 2019. Now, elders, children and other vulnerable persons in a household can apply for and obtain a protection order. August 2021 was declared as the Domestic Violence Act Awareness Month during which time […]READ MORE
In 2021, CADV commenced a pilot project called First Time, Last Time (FTLT). This is a programme that targets older adolescents and youth to prevent the initiation of violence in relationships. The central idea of the programme is that everyone can make a change to embrace and practice non-violence in their relationships. The title […]READ MORE
The CADV is mostly comprised of individuals and organisations addressing the concerns of violence in the society. We try to be representative of both rural and urban areas. Our programmes support and involve persons of all racial, social, religious and economic groups, ages and lifestyles. We oppose the use of physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial and spiritual violence as a means of control over others. We support wholesome family life, equality in relationships, and the concept of helping people to assume control over their own lives.