AFETT Attends Prime Minister's International Women's Day Function
On March 8th, AFETT was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Resident of the Prime Minister. The Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD) continues to be very instrumental in giving the NGOs an opportunity to have a voice on major issues that affect Civil Society. AFETT hopes that we continue to guide legislation and as such the President was able to speak on two key issues: Child Care Solutions and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.
Ms. Leid advised that child care solutions should be implemented in all Government offices and this will influence the private sector to do the same. When parents do not have adequate facilities to care for their children they have to leave work and oftentimes productivity is lost. She emphasised that in a challenging economy this can be used as a negotiation benefit to motivate employees to give of their time at work.
In addition, she mentioned the successfully concluded monthly meeting on sexual harassment that AFETT hosted, which gained media recognition. AFETT agrees that it is important to have legislation that supports this issue in Trinidad and Tobago.
AFETT wishes to thank Folade Mutota, the Executive Director of WINAD, for her all-encompassing approach to supporting what is best for Trinidad and Tobago.
AFETT President Tricia Leid
with Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley
Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago