Human Rights

  • US Embassy Hoists LGBTI Flag for Pride Month

    The United States Embassy in Belize hosted members of the LGBTI community and supporters for a Flag Raising Ceremony in commemoration of LGBTI Pride Month. Pride Month is currently celebrated each...

  • IDAHOT 2017 – 13th Year of International Recognition

    For the 13th year the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is being recognized around the globe on May 17 each year.  It has been decades since various parts of the...

  • Pregnant Teen and Alleged Father Expelled from School

    There is a situation that has been brewing up north for some weeks now where a 14-year-old student was impregnated by another 14-year-old student.  Both of them were initially expelled from...

  • World Social Work Day and Belize’s Human Services

    Today the Department of Human Services observed World Social Work Day with an informational mini fair in front of the offices of the Department of Human Services in Belize City. Love...

  • Looking After the Rights of Individuals

    International Human Rights Day will be commemorated tomorrow. The Human Rights Commission of Belize says it is pleased to observe that there is an increased understanding of human rights by Belizeans...

  • Special Envoy Marks IDAHOT

    Today marks the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Siimplis Barrow, released a video to commemorate the day stating that...

  • Advocate Group for Lesbians and Bi-Sexual Women Launched

    The organization, PETAL- Promoting Empowerment through Awareness for Lesbian and Bisexual Women was launched last night at the Biltmore Hotel in Belize City. Coordinator of PETAL Simone Hill explains what the...

  • Sex Work in Belize: Forms, Motivators and Rights

    Sex work is a path that dozens of women around the country have been engaging in for some time now.  While majority of the population is aware of the activity, it...

  • Human Rights Report Highlights Infractions and Challenges in Belize

    The 2015 Human Rights Report has been released and has highlighted several infractions and challenges experienced particularly in the area of law enforcement and prosecution in Belize.  The 23-page document goes...

  • UNIBAM’s Assessments Ignored by Government Ministers

    The Executive Director for the United Belize Advocacy Movement, UNIBAM, has prepared a document that serves as an assessment on Belize’s responsibility to its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.  In...

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