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The Catalogue of Services acts as a resource guide for victims and survivors of gender based violence seeking support services to enhance their economic security, and increased autonomy and well-being, thus making them less dependent on their abusive partners. Further, it is a resource for service providers and first responders to have access to information as they respond to individuals and families affected by family violence. The Catalogue will strengthen and complement the existing sources of information that are available to survivors to improve their social, psychological and physical wellbeing. It is hoped that survivors will use the information in the Catalogue to increase their employability and their capacity to generate a higher income.

The Catalogue of Services is a product of the Spotlight Initiative, a global, multi-year programme, funded by the European Union (EU) in collaboration with the United Nations (UN), which is focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) by 2030. In recognition of the high prevalence of family violence, Trinidad and Tobago has been selected to be part of the Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative brings focused attention to violence against women and girls and gender-based violence, moving them into the spotlight, and to the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment, in alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Spotlight Initiative demonstrates that a significant, concerted and comprehensive investment in gender equality and ending violence can make a transformative difference in the lives of women and girls.

For this first edition of the Catalogue, the Data Collection Team interfaced with more than ninety (90) organisations, fifty-four (54) of which met the selection criteria and submitted their details. These are the entities that have been showcased herein. Data was collected over a three (3) month period, supported by intense marketing campaigns through public advertisement via social media (Facebook, Linkedin, WhatsApp), referrals and targeted phone calls and emails. Support organisations were also asked to publicise the initiative via their social media outlets and personal networks.