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!
Victims of gender-based violence now have an additional hotline to call for assistance. The National Women’s Commission with funding from the Spotlight Initiative and technical support from UNFPA, launched the second 0-800 Gender-based Violence hotline on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Eastern Division Police Department on Queen Street, Belize City.Read More >
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 >
Recognizing that many organizations may want to be more involved, the National Women’s Commission adapted this resource packet specifically for use during 16 Days of Activism Campaign aiming to raise awareness about 16 Days of Activism and efforts to combat GBV. Additionally, it hopes that ideas found in the Resource Package will help with the advocacy for the elimination of all forms of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in public and private spheres through a united voice.Read More >