WIPs helping hand for Haiti

WIP women deepened their humanity on February 13, 2010 when they handed over some funds raised among themselves to assist victims of the Haiti earthquake with rebuilding. Director General of the Belize Red Cross, Lilly Bowman was invited to a WIP training to receive the donation on behalf of the group. In accepting the funds,…

In Her Shoes

Think about the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and you’ve just thought about a treaty that’s devoted specifically to gender equality (MDG 3). This Bill of Rights for women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 1979. Belize did its part by ratifying CEDAW…

16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates, November 25, International Day against Violence against Women and December 10, International Human Rights Day.

WIP Cohort II Graduates 22 Women for Politics

Anita Mesh, Graduate, (Chairlady of San Jose Village) receives her certificate from Dr. Reddock   Amidst a groundswell of support for the “Women in Politics” Programme (Cohort II) close to 200 guests, descended on the Best Western Biltmore Plaza on March 31, 2011 to witness the graduation ceremony for 22 women from as close as…

Women’s Breakfast with Dame Billie

The Women’s Department hosted Dame Miller at a head of Women’s Agencies breakfast on March 25, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel. The event which opened with a prayer by Ann-Marie Williams, Executive Director of the NWC, followed with an informal discussion lead by Judith Alpuche, CEO in the Ministry of Human Development and Social Transformation;…