The National Women's Commission launches its official ceremony on November 25, 2021. Due to Covid-19 protocol, the ceremony will be aired virtually on our Facebook Page. This year's theme"You and Me - From 16 Days to 365: END Violence against Women NOW!
Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. Globally 1 in every 3 women has suffered from violence in her life; and out of 10 women, 6 are killed by their partners or family members. According to the Multiple IndicatorCluster Survey 2015-2016, in Belize, almost an equal proportion of men and women (1 in 20 or approx. 5%) believes a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife.Read More >
Did you know that lockdown measures and school closures affect girls and women differently across the world and may have long-term negative effects and consequences? Although it became apparent that with COVID-19, the mortality rates were higher for men than for women, it is still women who are more likely to bear the brunt of the social and economic consequences of the pandemic including Gender-Based Violence.Read More >
To address the dynamics of gender-based violence and the issues of masculinity in our society, the National Women’s Commission and Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network, with funding support from the British High Commission designed and implemented a Barbershop Forum in November 2019 to further engage men and boys in Belize on the importance of prioritizing key interventions in reducing violence against women and boys while also ensuring that the key issues concerning men and boys were also being addressed.Read More >