Country Belize
Year 2008 - 2010
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The media actively gives supports in covering activities for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Community-based organizations, NGOs, private sector agencies and international organizations (e.g. UNICEF, PAHO, UNFPA)  are actively involved in this annual observance.

Since 2009, Free Legal Clinics are offered as a part of activities for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence and Women's Month.

In 2010, throughout the 16 Days of Activism, the Women's Department organized and executed public awareness campaigns that focused on violence against women.  In an effort to address increasing cases of domestic violence and assaults on women, the Department designed, produced and disseminated two sets of Safety Tips Cards focusing on personal safety for women.  A total of 1000 safety tip cards were produced.

Full Text

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Source of Information

Government of Belize Website, Response of the Government of Belize to the questionnaire on violence against women 2010