Thrive Together: Refugee | Migrant
Presented by WOMANTRA “𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿
Your word is your bond. Trinidad and Tobago is party to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1951 Refugee Convention) and its Protocol (1967).
However, Trinidad and Tobago remains one of the few Latin American Caribbean (LAC) countries to have no national legislation on refugees. In practice this means that people who apply for asylum or who are granted refugee status have no access to many of the rights granted under the Convention.
The TT government also has international obligations under the Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees, the CEDAW GR 26 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. These include commitments to provide access to public education to all children, regardless of their legal status, and access to legal work by refugees.
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘝𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘻𝘶𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘨𝘦𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘺. 𝘿𝙞𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙘𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙞𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙛𝙚𝙜𝙪𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙀𝙍.
DON’T- villainize Venezuelan refugees/migrants in the media
DO- follow through on your commitment and implement asylum policy to manage the effective and efficient protections of this vulnerable group.
Let’s all get informed! Let’s all be part of the solution!”