The Y.W.C.A. (Young Women’s Christian Association of Belize) launched the project Addressing Human Rights for More Equitable Development with opening ceremony on 29th May 2018. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the YWCA and its partners, POWA (Productive Organization for Women in Action) and NRCED (National Resource Center for Education and Development- Belmopan Branch of YWCA). The launch featured remarks from the President of the Board, Dr. Sheree Smiling-Craig and an overview of the project by the lead coordinator, Ms. Kiri Lizama.
The goal of the EU funded project is to increase the knowledge and capabilities of vulnerable women and girls in order to empower and protect them against human rights violations. The project targets marginalized women and girls (15 years and older) who fall in the low income bracket , in or released from custodial care, indigenous people, differently abled, immigrants, and students.
The YWCA and its partners wishes to establish partnerships with key organizations who presently interact with the target population in an effort to ensure that our target population will be given resources which the project may not be able to supply.
CAN YOUR HELP END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS
Ending violence and discrimination against women and girls in the long-term is complex. It requires interventions across sectors and levels to tackle the deeply-rooted gender inequality which fuels it.
But it can be stopped, and everybody has a role to play. Individually and collectively, we must become positive bystanders, standing up for the rights of women and girls and pro-actively speaking out against discrimination and abuse.
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