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The National Women's Commission
March 31, 2022
17th Annual Outstanding Women's Award 2022

Annually Belize honors and celebrate the Women in our country during the month of March. We reflect on progress made to galvanize and support for issues that adversely affect women, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played extra ordinary roles in the history and edification of our communities and our beloved country Belize.

This year 21 women were awarded for their valuable and prestigious work that they have done. We here at the National Women's Commission congratulates each and every women that have been awarded.

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National Womens Commission
May 19, 2021
Woman of Power with guest Kelsey Codd, Youth Leader & Student

Facebook Live Online interviews with Women from all walks of Life speaking on issues faced by women in Belize. Goal: The National Women's Commission in its mission to bring awareness to women leaders in Belize is having a series of live discussion on Facebook with leaders. The objectives of the sessions are to:1. To highlight the roles of Belizean women and contribution to the development of the country 2. To use platform to engage women and motivate the next generation 3. To highlight the National and International Commitments of Belize 4. To bring increased awareness of the role of the National Women’s Commission

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National Women's Commission
April 22, 2021
16 Days of Activism Mass (Part 1)

Established in 1982, the National Women’s Commission of Belize (NWC) serves as an advisory body to the Government on issues affecting gender equality, equity and women's empowerment. 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 First World Conference on Women, to improve the situation of the nation's women and girls.

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National Women's Commission
April 22, 2021
16 Days of Activitism Mass (Part 2)

Established in 1982, the National Women’s Commission of Belize (NWC) serves as an advisory body to the Government on issues affecting gender equality, equity and women's empowerment. 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 First World Conference on Women, to improve the situation of the nation's women and girls.

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National Women's Commission
April 22, 2021
Reef Radio Interview

Reef Radio Interview with  Executive Director , Ms. Cynthia Williams,  Miss Universe Belize Iris Salguero, and Christina Romero Speak about Women's Month, Gender Based Violence and gender inequities.

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National Women's Commission
April 22, 2021
Women's Voice and Leadership Caribbean Launch in Barbados and the OECS

Established in 1982, the National Women’s Commission of Belize (NWC) serves as an advisory body to the Government on issues affecting gender equality, equity and women's empowerment. 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 First World Conference on Women, to improve the situation of the nation's women and girls.

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National Women's Commission
April 22, 2021
Spotlight Initative

Established in 1982, the National Women’s Commission of Belize (NWC) serves as an advisory body to the Government on issues affecting gender equality, equity and womens’ empowerment. 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 First World Conference on Women, to improve the situation of the nation's women and girls.

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National Women's Commission
April 22, 2021
16 Days of Activism Launch

Established in 1982, the National Women’s Commission of Belize (NWC) serves as an advisory body to the Government on issues affecting gender equality, equity and womens’ empowerment. 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 First World Conference on Women, to improve the situation of the nation's women and girls.

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National Women's Commission
April 22, 2021
Women In Power Guest Speaker of the House Valerie Woods aired Jan 28, 2021

Interview Hon. Valerie  Woods as a guest Speaker on our  Women In Power. Hon. Valerie  Woods is the Speaker of the House, of Representative  a well respected human rights advocate. Catch live episodes on our Facebook Page.


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National Women's Commission
April 22, 2021
Women's Award Show 2021 (Part 1)

The 2021 Women's Award Show. A live spectacular virtual live event, held during Women's Month, honoring some of  Dynamic Women In Belize for their stalwart  contributions in Belize.

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National Women's Commission
April 22, 2021
Women's Award Show 2021 (Part 2)

The 2021 Women's Award Show. A live spectacular virtual live event, held during Women's Month, honoring some of  Dynamic Women In Belize for their stalwart  contributions in Belize.

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Channel 5 Belize
February 1, 2021
The Problem of Domestic Violence!

Gender-based violence is a serious human rights violation with major social and developmental implications from an individual to a familial level that extends wider to the community and society.  Domestic violence has psychological, behavioral, physical, and sometimes deadly consequences. It is a growing problem across the world, and when we look closer at home – there are many efforts to combat this issue.  The numbers show that domestic violence disproportionately affects women and girls.  Reporter Andrea Polanco has the story.

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United Nations Belize
December 1, 2020
16 Days of Activism 2020 - A Message from Belize's National Women's Commission

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Belize National Library Service Information System
October 28, 2020
Mrs. Eleanor Murillo of the Women's Commission talks about domestic violence in Belize

The Belize National Library Service and Information System is committed to the promotion of an informed, aware and literate society that fosters our national development and cultural heritage.

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Channel 5 Belize
October 15, 2020
National Women’s Commission on Authorities’ Response to Domestic Violence

The issue of domestic violence is rearing its ugly head again following the murder of the San Pedro mother of one.  Marisela Gonzalez was cold-bloodedly shot to head and her body discarded at a garbage site on the island of San Pedro. Her husband is in custody and is being charged for this wife’s murder.  Instances of domestic violence are known to escalate and end violently in murder. Domestic violence is still, for the most part, seen as a private issue and many victims remain silent. Executive Director of the National Women’s Commission Cynthia Williams says that the victims need to know that there are support mechanisms in place when they are ready to leave the perpetrators of the abuse.

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Channel 5 Belize
September 18, 2020
National Women's Commission - Update

Executive Director Cynthia Williams of the National Women's Commission is interviewed on Open Your Eyes, News Channel 5 Belize.

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United Nations Belize
September 8, 2020
Spotlight Initiative Belize - The Government of Belize in the Spotlight

The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030 and is the world’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls. Here is how the Government of Belize is responding.

Video Credits:
Director: Cynthia Williams
Producer: 13 Productions
Participants: Gerald Jones - Superintendent & Commanding Officer, Stann Creek Police Department
Cynthia Williams - Executive Director, National Women’s Commission
Anna Williams - Director, Women and Family Support Department, Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation
Dr Natalia Beer - Technical Advisor, Maternal and Child Health Unit, Ministry of Health Renata Samuels - Communications Officer, Department of Youth Services, Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports

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Channel 5 Belize
August 24, 2020
The National Women's Commission - New Victim's Complaint Mechanism

The National Women's Commission is introducing a new Victim's Complaint Mechanism to empower gender-based violence victims to be able to report when they have experienced dis-satisfactory support services from government and social sector entities. Eleanor Murillo, Program Officer with the National Women's Commission, explained how the mechanism will work to improve services/response to this vulnerable population.

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Channel 5 Belize
August 11, 2020
National Women's Commission - Spotlight Initiative in Belize

Cynthia Williams, Executive Director of the National Women's Commission was our guest to talk to us about the Spotlight Initiative in Belize. This program is being supported by the European Union and the United Nations. The goal is to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls through changing laws and national policies and strengthening institutions that are tasked with protecting women and girls. Our guest talked with us about why this program is important to changing the situation for women and girls in Belize. She explained that it takes a proactive approach empowering women and girls in the process to be their own advocates.

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Channel 5 Belize
March 27, 2020
Healthy Living: Domestic Violence & Social Distancing

Typically in March, Belize would celebrate Women’s Month with a plethora of activities that would celebrate women, as well as, bring to focus the issues specific to our gender. All those activities, though, have been shelved as the world now focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic. But, gender-based violence is still a genuine threat for many women across the country. Health experts continue to advocate for more people to stay home to reduce the spread of the virus and ultimately stay safe.  So what do women do when being at home is the least safe place to be? Tonight in Healthy Living, we find out more about what you can do to protect yourself or your loved one during this time.

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Channel 5 Belize
October 17, 2017
16 Days of Activism 2017 - National Women's Commission on Channel 5 News Belize

National Women's Commission Executive Director, Ann Marie Williams andProgram Officer Eleanor Murillo discuss 16 Days of Activism on Belize local television, Channel 5 News Belize.

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Channel 5 Belize
July 31, 2017
Women in Politics Conference

National Women's Commission former Executive Director, Ann Marie Williams and Program Officer, Eleanor Murillo discuss Women in Politics Conference.

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