Friday, June 21, 2024

National women's Commission

“Know Yuh Rights” lecture series on Belize Constitution comes to San Pedro

On Wednesday, August 16th, the ‘Know Yuh Rights’ lecture series, a nationwide campaign to better understand the Belize Constitution, occurred at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium in San Pedro Town. The public event is an ongoing effort by the People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) to present a comprehensive review of the Belize Constitution, consult the population, obtain feedback, and submit a final report on the findings to the Prime Minister. At the end of the process, the National Assembly will decide if Belizeans must move to repeal or amend the current Constitution.

Vanilla Cultivation Pilot Project Closes

The Ministry of Investment held the closing ceremony for Belize’s Vanilla Cultivation Pilot Project at the Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College (CEMJC) in the Corozal District.

Cabinet Briefing for 6th September 2022

During the briefing, Cabinet affirmed its policy decision that no surface mining (strip, open put, mountain top) or any other type of mining activity in the Gales Point Manatee area shall be permitted having regard to the surrounding communities' concerns and given the threats and damages it may cause to the environment, including its extensive and sensitive biodiversity, watershed and other immense ecological systems.

Discussion to continue tackling Gender-Based Violence in the country held in San Pedro

On Thursday, August 11th, a meeting was held in San Pedro Town involving island stakeholders to discuss a national plan in the ongoing efforts to create greater awareness regarding gender-based violence. This issue continues to be a serious matter across the country, and San Pedro is no exception. The possibility of opening a mobile women's center on the island to help the vulnerable was also discussed in the discussion held at the San Pedro Town Council conference room.

Mrs. Thea Garcia-Ramirez represents Belize at the Organization of American States (OAS) 39th Assembly of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)

The National Women's Commission informs that Mrs. Thea Garcia-Ramirez is the delegate representing Belize at the Organization of American States (OAS) 39th Assembly of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) held at the headquarters of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO) Panama from May 25th to the 26th, 2022.

Island women Ana Najarro and LT. Commander Alma Pinelo receive prestigious recognitions

Two island women were recognized for their contributions to society at the annual Outstanding Women’s Awards. Islander Ana Najarro, affectionately known as ‘Anita,’ was awarded by the National Women’s Commission for her outstanding community service to San Pedro Town. While Lieutenant Commander in the Belize Coast Guard, Alma Pinelo, is presently training in the Republic of China (Taiwan), was recognized as the 2022 Outstanding Woman of the Year.

Signing Ceremony with Corporations and Businesses pledging to support Safe Houses in Belize

The National Women’s Commission (NWC) in partnership with the Women’s and Family Support Department within the Ministry of Human Development Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, and with support from the Spotlight Initiative held a signing ceremony with Private Sector Businesses who pledged their ongoing support to safe houses in Belize.

Hope Haven Domestic Violence Outreach Center officially opens in San Pedro Town

Island residents afflicted by domestic violence can now access a facility with personnel committed to preventing further violence, protecting victims, and empowering survivors. The Hope Haven Domestic Violence Outreach Center officially opened its doors on Wednesday, December 15th, just a couple feet from the Holy Cross Anglican Primary School at the entrance of the San Mateo area. The center will provide police assistance, legal aid, emergency placements, Women’s Department assistance, and accessible mental health services. Anyone needing help can visit the center opening from 9AM to 4PM Monday to Friday. For any emergencies after hours or weekends, please contact the police.