Women’s Month Activity 2019

  The National Women’s Commission and other organizations have organized various activities and events to commemorate International Women’s Day during the entire month of March.  As such, we are partnering the business sector and Jankunu Productions and in keeping with the NWCs mandate to promote Gender Equality, Equity and Women’s Empowerment, the Commission presents a first…

Human Rights Day-2018

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently…

International Women’s Day-2018

Today, March 8, “International Women’s Day”, we celebrate the women on whose shoulders we stand. Thanks to their courage and persistence, we find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented global movement for Women’s Rights, Equality and justice. There has never been a more important time to keep motivated with #PRESSforPROGRESS. With global activism for…

Women in Politics Inaugural Training

In Belize’s 3rd and 4th Periodic Report CEDAW warns that Belize has to do whatever it takes to fast track women’s political leadership. Currently, there are no women in Parliament. The National Women’s Commission in its 2008-2010 Work Plan decided to make the Women in Politics Project a priority in order to raise women’s representation…

20,000 STRONG—A First for Belize!

12,000 descended on the Fort George Memorial Park on March 6, 2014, three days ahead of International Women’s Day for a first of its kind national Women’s Rally dubbed 20,000 STRONG-Imagine a Belize Without Women! The women, from all walks of life including a huge police/military contingent assembled at the Memorial Park and marched to…