Country Belize
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Preamble of the Constitution adopted in 1981, and amended in 2011, includes the following provisions on violence against women: WHEREAS the people of Belize-

(b) respect the principles of social justice and therefore believe … that labour should not be exploited or forced by economic necessity to operate in inhumane conditions …
(e) require policies of state … which prohibit the exploitation of man by man or by the state

Source of Information

Belize Constitution Act 1981 (amended in 2011), UN Women Constitutional Database


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