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…

NWC Outraged Over Spate of Gender-Based Violence

July 29, 2015 The National Women’s Commission (NWC) strongly condemns a vicious series of gender-based violence incidents that have occurred in Belize over the last month, the latest being the vicious slaying this morning of 21- Merlin Elizabeth Herrera Mejia, who was found at her Morning Glory Street address in the City.   The public…

WIProject Training at Belize Institute of Management on January 16, 2010

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

WIP training at ITVET on Freetown Road, Belize City. (February 13, 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)

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