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Strengthening advocates to oppose discrimination against women

  • Amount funded: £9,616
  • Year: 2022
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Locations: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Grant stream: Capacity strengthening grants

The CEDAW Committee of Trinidad and Tobago (CCoTT) is raising awareness, educating, advocating and promoting compliance on eliminating discrimination against women, yet has struggled to obtain the necessary funding to continue this work.

Project partners
CEDAW Committee of Trinidad and Tobago
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How we are helping

We are supporting CCoTT to generate a long-term source of income by training them in fundraising techniques.

About the project

The Foundation’s capacity strengthening grants stream supports smaller Commonwealth civil society organisations in smaller Member States, building their expertise and enhancing their capacity to influence policy.

Like many civil society organisations, CCoTT is a self-funding organisation and the scale of their work depends on the funds they are able to generate. We are supporting CCoTT to generate more funds and continue their vital work advocating against violence and discrimination against women in Trinidad and Tobago.

This project will provide the CCoTT with training in:

  • Writing grant proposals
  • Developing strategic plans
  • Monitoring and evaluation techniques for improved reporting

It is hoped that, by the end of this project, CCoTT will be better positioned to create proposals and engage stakeholders and funders.

Project Partners
CEDAW Committee of Trinidad and Tobago

CEDAW Committee of Trinidad and Tobago (CCoTT) is a volunteer organisation focused on advocacy, public awareness and education on and for the Convention for the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

CCoTT strives to cultivate a vibrant community that will support and guide advocacy promoting the Convention. Using a collaborative approach, CCoTT utilises the recommendations advanced at state periodic reviews to ensure compliance within a national and human rights context. CCoTT monitors legislation, policy and programme initiatives for alignment with the principles of substantive equality, non-discrimination and state accountability.

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