Who Are We?
Established in 1982, the National Women’s Commission of Belize (NWC) serves as an advisory body to the Government on issues relating to women.
Its establishment was a part of an overall effort of the Government to meet a series of international commitments, commencing in 1975 when Belize participated in the United Nations First World Conference on Women (held in Mexico City), to improve the situation of the nation’s women and girls.
In 1990, Belize both signed and ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This international ‘Bill of Rights’ for women sets standards and principles for the enjoyment of all civil, political, economic, cultural, and social rights.