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InterClub on Human Trafficking

The InterClub of Trinidad and Tobago launched the ’16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ with an event, ‘The Conversation about Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation’, at Hilton Trinidad. This activity was intended to be a strategic response to addressing the increasing prevalence of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Trinidad and Tobago.

This event was hosted by the InterClub of Trinidad and Tobago which comprises members of 19 mainly non-governmental women’s groups with a common purpose to improve the lives of the vulnerable and under- served women. This was in partnership with several UN agencies. 

The Soroptimist International team played a large part in the implementation of this project.

InterClub Human Trafficking
InterClub T&T assistant secretary Patricia Campbell, left, and InterClub T&T president Rabbia Khan with fellow Soroptimist International Esperance members Marilyn Lalla, Rowena Wattley and Beverly Ali-Seupaul.

Soroptimist International Convention

Five members of Soroptimist International Esperance and one member from Soroptimist International Newtown travelled from Trinidad and Tobago to be a part of the 21st Soroptimist International Convention 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This video allows you to experience it through their eyes.

‘The Power of You.’

Soroptimist International Esperance was pleased to have been invited by the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists to ‘The Power of You.’ Members of their association had collaborated with Esperance Soroptimists as part of their  #SoroptimistsThinkOnIt project, ‘Dansé – A Fitness Event to Boost Your Mood’

Esperance Soroptimists (seated, L-R) Ursula de Castro, Sheila Hassanali, Marilyn Lalla, Cheryl Boodoosingh, (standing) Row Wattley & Tara Pollonais.

The Soroptimists also celebrated the 93rd birthday of Esperance member Ursula de Castro who has been a Soroptimist for 40 years.

International Women’s Day

Soroptimist International Esperance was one of 19 Women’s clubs to join the Interclub of T&T in the celebration of their 18th  Annual Afternoon Tea to commemorate International Women’s Day at  the Hyatt Regency on Sunday 10thMarch.

International Women’s Day Tea at the Hyatt Hotel The purpose of the InterClub has always been to assist Women’s Clubs and Organisations in networking to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.  In 2001 it was felt that there should be a collaborative event in the celebration of women …thus the IWD Tea Party was born.

Thirteen members of Soroptimist International represented their club at the tea.

Soroptimist International Esperance President Cheryl Boodoosingh lit one of the candles which represented unity.

Courtesy Call

Some members of The Proposed Soroptimist Club Esperance paid a courtesy call on the Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation, Dr Allen Sammy. They discussed the needs of the community.

Esperance Outreach

The Proposed Soroptimist Club Esperance was a part of the Esperance Regional Complex Community Outreach. Members took the opportunity to inform visitors about who we are and what we do. Our survey helped to inform us of the needs of the community.

‘Women First’ Seminar

Some members represented the club at First Citizen’s Bank,’s ‘Women First’ Seminar.