This paper explores the relationship among political action, gender identit
ies, and the post-colonial nation-building project in Trinidad and Tobago.
Specifically, it discusses the role of the Women's Political Platform durin
g the 1995 General Elections. It shows how this gender-specific group's foc
us on issues re-framed the historical relationship between ethnicity and po
litics in this setting. Finally, it suggests why women in Trinidad and Toba
,oo are singularly positioned to "redye" the nation.