Sunday, June 23, 2024

Domestic Violence

Hope Haven highlights the importance of understanding domestic violence and what can be done

Domestic violence has been an ongoing issue affecting communities across the globe. The recent events involving public figures, such as the case between the Leader of the Opposition (LOO) and his fiancée, leave no doubt that this issue affects everyone in society. In San Pedro Town, stakeholders have launched initiatives such as Hope Haven Children’s Home and the Hope Haven Domestic Violence Outreach Center to tackle this concern and guide victims safely out of unhealthy situations.

Patrick Faber resigns as leader of the United Democratic Party and Leader of the Opposition

Leader of the Opposition and the United Democratic Party, Honourable Patrick Faber, announced his resignation on Monday, January 24th, via Facebook. Both concessions are to become effective on January 31, 2022. Faber remains Area Representative for the Collet Constituency in the Belize District.

Councillor Dianeli Aranda reaches out to the community during Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness month

Throughout October, the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) has been increasing awareness of domestic violence and breast cancer. Councillor Dianeli Aranda took the initiative to support those struggling with cancer with a care package. Aranda expressed that her wish is for them and their families to remain positive and hopeful.

Hope Haven hosts forum on Domestic Violence

On Friday, July 9th, Hope Haven Domestic Violence Outreach Center, an upcoming facility under Raise me Up, held its first forum on Domestic Violence in San Pedro Town. The workshop also discussed domestic violence legislation and collaborated with the Youth Enhancement Services (YES).

Reduced crime and only one murder in San Pedro for 2020

OIC Noble credits the team work between the police and the community for the reduction in crime. "We are a team working for one cause."

Belizeans shocked over child abuse case that left a toddler dead

A tragic case of child abuse that led to the death of a toddler and injury of his two siblings has rattled the country of Belize. On Friday, January 10th in Belize City, Kenrick Longsworth brutally assaulted his three stepsons leaving one dead and two hospitalized.

UDP Condemns Acts of Violence Against Women

The United Democratic Party strongly condemns any act of violence against women and girls and any threat of such violence whether done in private or in a public space.

Child Development Foundation hosts domestic violence workshop in San Pedro Town

Child Development Foundation (CDF) held a domestic violence workshop for police officers, government agencies and community leaders of Caye Caulker and San Pedro at the Hope Haven Center in San Pedro Town on Tuesday, April 30th. The workshop aimed to provide sensitization on the legal framework, understanding the dynamics of intimate partner violence amongst law enforcement and other state agencies to establish adequate support systems and response protocols.