EOC Seeks To Boost Its Presence In Tobago

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EOC Seeks To Boost Its Presence In Tobago

The Equal Opportunities Commission is seeking to boost its presence in the Tobago.

It is aiming to achieve this by increasing public awareness and visibility of the EOC in the sister isle.

At present, approximately 5-10% of complaints received by the EOC are made by Tobago residents.

The EOC was established in 2000.

Its mission includes working towards the elimination of discrimination and the promotion of equality and good relations through advocacy, public education, research and the conciliation of complaints.

Equality and fair treatment regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, marital or gender status are all entitlements under the act, inclusive of geographical position or physical disabilities.

Chairman of the EOC Board of Directors, Ian Roach, is encouraging Tobago to become the front-runner in providing spaces for persons with disabilities.

He said with Tourism as the largest income generator for the Island, public offices and spaces, tourist sites and facilities as well as accommodations should be more inclusive, offering disabled persons a more enriching experience.