Trinidad Leads Caribbean in Gender Equality: United Nations Report


Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Trinidad has the highest rating the Caribbean for gender equality, according to data from the United Nations Development Programme’s latest report.

Trinidad has an index of 0.331, which is 53rd in the world, just after the Maldives, and just in front of the Bahamas, which ranked 54th.

According to the index, the smaller the rating, the lower the rate of gender inequality.

The data was included in the UN’s Human Development Report, in which Barbados led the Caribbean and Trinidad was fourth.

Coming in third in the Caribbean was Barbados, at number 65 in the world, followed by Jamaica, which came in at 81.

Belize was 97th on the list, with Guyana at 106 and Haiti at 123.

Several Caribbean countries did not have data in the report, including Antigua, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica and St Lucia.


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