Find Civil Society expertise in Trinidad and Tobago
There are high levels of NGO activity levels in the health sector. The Ministry of Health shares the delivery of family planning services with the NGO, Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago. The Association has clinics throughout the country specialising in the delivery of reproductive health services such as sex education, sterilisations, and contraceptives. The Network of Non-Governmental Organisations of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women is the most prominent gender development NGO in the country. The Network, founded in 1984, provides an opportunity to women’s groups throughout the country to come together by encouraging networking and mutual support. Its membership database is a good resource for donors seeking NGO partners in the country. Environment TOBAGO is one of the few dynamic environmental NGOs working in the country. The largest international NGOs which function in the country include Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross and the Pan American Health Organisation.
The primary body which actively monitors trade negotiations involving Trinidad and Tobago is the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN). The International Labour Organisation’s Caribbean offices are located in Port of Spain and the country’s Labour Day is held annually on 19 June – the anniversary of the day of protest that led to the recognition of the modern trade union movement.