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…

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…

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…

Woman of the Year, Sylvia Flores

Woman of the Year, Sylvia Flores receives citation from U.S. Ambassador, Vinai Thummalapally on Int’l Women’s Day A new Belize Woman of the Year has been chosen. She is former Government Minister Sylvia Flores. She was awarded during a lovely ceremony marking the 4th Annual event held on Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day at…

WIP (Cohort III) Graduation Day (March 21, 2012)

Why the WIProject? 1984-1989—No woman minister 1989-1993—No woman minister 1993-1998—Hon. Faith Babb (Minister of State) 1998-2003—Hon. Dolores Balderamos-Garcia (Minister) 2000-2003—Hon. Ana Patty Arceo (Minister of State) 2003-2008 —Hon. Sylvia Flores (Minister) 2007-2008—Sen. the Hon. Lisa Shoman (Minister) 2008— (No woman minister) Just a cursory glance above is proof positive that from 1984-2009, over a 25-year…

NWC Sweeps Regional Awards

Executive Director Ann-Marie Williams accepts US $10,000 from Daniel Baker, Dir. UNFPA, Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean.  The National Women’s Commission “Women in Politics” Project is the recipient of the prestigious Caribbean Population Awards 2010 (non-media category). The Commission took home the largest award of the evening from among eight other regional Caribbean project entries.…