Saturday, May 18, 2024

Gender-based Violence

Spotlight Initiative Donates ICT Equipment to Strengthen FAMCare

On Tuesday, April 5th, 2022, Hon. Elvia Vega-Samos, Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples' Affairs (MHDFIPA), received a donation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment to improve the infrastructure to strengthen data collection, management, harmonization and analysis of gender-based violence (GBV) in Belize from Mr. Ian King, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP.

Women’s Day observed in Ambergris Caye and across Belize

Tuesday, March 8th, is recognized globally as International Women’s Day, celebrating women throughout the month. The current town council administration counts with four female leaders, and women-led organizations on the island have contributed towards the battle against gender-based violence.

San Pedro Town engages the community with activities against Gender-Based Violence

Activities marking the beginning of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence started last Thursday. They continued over the weekend with training for men and women on the same topic. Other scheduled events leading to December 10th include a ‘Women in Business competition,’ a mass, police meet and greet, and an Information Day is offering free legal advice, among other services.

The Judiciary in Belize supported to address Gender Based Violence from the UNDP through the EU funded Spotlight Initiative

The Chief Justice, Madam Michelle Arana received equipment to improve the case management of the Judiciary particularly relating to gender-based violence and family matters from the Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP.

Statement by the Special Envoy of Women and Children on ongoing reports of Gender-Based Violence in Belize

The Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow is gravely concerned by the most recent report of gender-based violence involving Ms. Nicole Usher and her infant child.

Marie Sharp’s and U.S Embassy partner to fight gender-based violence in Belize

To create awareness and help the fight against gender-based violence, the Embassy of the United States of America (US) in Belize hosted the launch of ‘Pure Love,’ Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods Ltd brand-new Pineapple Habanero Pepper sauce on Thursday, February 14th.

RET International trains JP’s in San Pedro

RET International training taught island JPs to respond in a timely, transparent, and efficient manner to gender-based violence, human trafficking, child abuse and other issues of crime and violence in our society. 

U. S. Government Funds RET International Project to Combat Gender-Based Violence and Trafficking in Persons

On November 29, RET International launched its newest project “Strengthening the Government-Civil Society Partnership for Timely, Transparent Response to Gender-based Violence (GBV) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP)” at the George Price Center in Belmopan.