The most important projects of the Network of NGOs are those that advocate for women’s development. Our aim is always the re-structuring of the existing gender imbalance towards more equitable gender relations. Hence, the Network can be seen actively working in a number of key areas to meet our mandate.

Some of our Advocacy projects include:


Women in Politics: The equitable participation of women in politics and government is essential to building and sustaining democracy. Women continue to be under-represented as voters, political leaders and elected officials. Democracy cannot truly deliver for all of its citizens if half of the population remains underrepresented in the political arena.

The Network has provided a foundation by training women who have an interest to join the political landscape to become formidable representatives. Our campaigns included.

  • 50/50 Campaign and Women’s Political Platform.
  • Revision of the Women’s Manifesto
  • The Women’s Campaign Workbook
  • Production of the book “Women in Politics in Trinidad and Tobago” (1946 – 2002).
  • Publication of a book to document the profile and contributions of women who served in local government 1946-2013


Safetipin : SAFETIPIN is a Mobile App that aims to crowd source information about safety and the lack of it in public spaces. Safety audits have had a long history of use around the world. Network along with its project partners i.e.  Western Division Police, Citizens Security Programme (CSP) Diego Martin, Diego Martin Network of Community Organizations working on this project. Our major activities were:

  • Train 25 persons including 12 youth, to use a map based mobile phone app to identify places where they feel safe or unsafe, report hazards or harassment, and conduct safety audits of public spaces.
  • Monitor and Evaluate the mapping process
  • Analyze and disseminate the data, for use by the Police, Diego Martin Regional Corporation, Citizen Security Network and other community stakeholders to identify which areas are unsafe, why, and how they can be made safer.


HeForSheHeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievements of gender equality and women’s rights. The campaign encourages men to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. Network aims to get 10,000 men signed in by the end of 2016. 


GMMP 2015. The Network of NGOs, along with 107 organization other countries participated in Gender Monitoring Media, of print, television, radio, media, Internet and for the first time this year Twitter. This is the third time the Network has embarked on this exercise, which is done every five years.