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 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 wish to establish partnerships with key organizations who presently interact with the target population in an effort to ensure the project's success."


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YWCA Belize, through the Expanding Economic Opportunities through Entrepreneurship and Market Development (YWCA EEOEM Project – funded in part by the European Union and the Government of Belize), are addressing identified needs of rural women and youth to reduce poverty and increase successful enterprise development. Our goal is to create economic opportunities for and improve the livelihoods of rural women and youth to become more productive, generate income and employment.  There are 4 (four) main components of the project: (1) MSE's Market Assessments & Analysis (2)Training (3) Enterprise Development (4) YWCA Infrastructure Development


The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) received a $200,0000 grant from the U.S. Embassy through the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).  The money is being used to fund the “YWCA Enterprise Creation & Extracurricular Development Project” which involves the following programs: Barbering Skills Training, Small Business & Marketing, Housekeeping and the YWCA Signature Product