Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :Official National Statistics Not Available

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : Official National Statistics Not Available

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :26 % (1)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :81 (2)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :98 (3)

Belize Search Data

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The Preamble of the Constitution

Belize | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 7 of the Constitution

Belize | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 8 of the Constitution

Belize | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training on Domestic Violence

Belize | 2010

Type of Measure : Health > Training, Justice > Training, Police > Training

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls


Community Counseling Center

Belize | 2010

Type of Measure : Social services > Psycho-social counselling

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Gender-based Violence Plan of Action

Belize | 2010 | 2013

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls


Women Development Officers

Belize | 2010

Type of Measure : Justice > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls


Network of Men: Champions for Change

Belize | 2010

Type of Measure : Prevention > Working with men and boys

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Hotline

Belize | 2010

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Project: Improving Services for Survivors

Belize | 2008 | 2010

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls


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(1) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(2) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(3) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.