The National AIDS Commission, in collaboration with the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children and with multi-sectoral collaboration through the Anti-Discrimination Steering Committee will launch a series of public consultations starting Saturday, January 11th and ending on January 18th throughout Belize to discuss the Equal Opportunities Bill.
This Bill utilizes the CARICOM Model Anti-Discrimination Bill which offers opportunities to update our laws and ensure explicit protection against discrimination for all Belizeans and that which is not in compliance with Section 16 (1), (2) and (3) of the Constitution of Belize. The protected classes include: age, disability, family responsibilities, HIV positive status, marital status, maternity, political opinion, gender identity,pregnancy, race, religious belief or activity or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, status as a person who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence, status as an orphan (caused by the death of parents form HIV/AIDS) or any other status.
Our panelists will share more about how the Equal Opportunities Bill will address existent discrimination issues in our society.
Our public consultations start at 6:30 p.m.Join us on:
*Saturday, January 11th in San Pedro Town at the San Pedro’s Lion Club
*Sunday, January12th in San Ignacio Town at the Cayo Welcome Center
*Monday, January13th in Belmopan City at the Belmopan Civic Center
*Tuesday, January14th in Dangriga Town at the Ecumenical High School Auditorium
*Wednesday, January15thin Punta Gorda at the Punta Gorda Sports Complex
*Thursday, January16th in Belize City at the SJC High School Auditorium
*Friday, January17th in Orange Walk Town at Muffles High School Auditorium
*Saturday January18thin Corozal Town at Corozal Civic Center.
Come learn, ask questions and share more about how to make our Belize a better society for all.