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’s…
The National Women’s Commission in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico in Belize, launched the #LifeinLeggings Exhibition on Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute, Belize at 7:00 pm. This is in commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism – “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women and Girls.”
Keynote Speaker: Prime Minister Dean Barrow
Address: Hon. Peter Eden Martinez, Minister, Human Development & Social Transformation
Topic: How to Run a Political Campaign
Presenter: Former UDP Secretary General & Campaign Manager, Kenworth Tillett
Former Minister of Human Development, Women & Youth, Hon. Dolores Balderamos-Garcia also shares her unique political experiences as a woman politician who served the Port Loyola Constituency in Belize City. (January 16, 2010)
Presenter: Cynthia Ellis was the first Belizean to have headed CARICOM Women’s desk in Guyana. This women’s movement activist is today a consultant.
Topic: A historical overview of the Women’s Movement in Belize. Its highs, lows & in-betweens.
January 23, 2010
Topic: Political Parties: Their philosophy and what spaces are they making for women to stand for elections at the highest level
Facilitators: Douglas Singh, Party Chairman of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP), Anthony Sylvester Jr., Legal Advisor of the Opposition People’s United Party & Patrick Rogers, Secretary General of the Vision Inspired by the People (VIP), a third party.
WIP training at ITVET (February 20, 2010)
Topic: WIP women conversed and presented on three topical issues; the Role of Village Councils, CEDAWs Recommendations to Belize (2007), e.g. special temporary measures to fast track women’s political leadership and Women’s Rights
The NWC Implements the Women in Politics Project (WIProject) as part of its CEDAW commitments
WIProject Training at BIM on December 5, 2009
Topic: The Importance of Local Government/The Local Government Policy
Facilitator: Eugene Palacio, Director of Local Government
WIP Women in Computer Training
Under the Guidance of Instructor Auricia Kelly, December 12 & 19, 2009