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Trinidad: More women going into politics

The Network of NGOs for the Advancement of Women is hoping to change the landscape of politics through its Women’s Transformational Political Leadership Skills Training (TTIWiL) course.

Trustee of the group Hazel Brown said there had been a 36 per cent increase in women’s participation in politics from 1946 to 2019.

On the upcoming local government elections, she said, “The presence of women on the councils will make a difference to people, as women are capable of better addressing the needs of the people.”

She was speaking at a distribution of cheques to 15 women from political parties – UNC, PNM, COP and MSJ –who are contesting the December 2 elections.

The cheques, totalling $13,000 were distributed at the network’s office on Fitzblackman Drive, Woodbrook.

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