Women for Peace, Justice and Equality is a Belize based advocacy group which promotes equal rights and justice, especially among women, girls and other vulnerable groups.Join Our Mailing List
Women for Peace Justice and Equality is a group of influential Belizean women who are dedicated to promoting, advocating for, and influencing legal reform and policy development. WPJE will elaborate and implement programs that will encompass Peace, Justice, and Equality for all… particularly, women, girls, and other vulnerable groups.
Women for Peace, Justice and Equality desires a Belize where the human rights of all are promoted, valued, and respected.
Women for Peace, Justice and Equality will be a catalyst for change, thereby promoting, advocating for, and influencing legal reform, policy development and the elaboration and implementation of programs that will encompass peace, justice, and equality for all, particularly, women, girls and other vulnerable groups.
We envision a world where we live in harmony – with people and with nature. Through strategic partnerships we will engage with international and regional agencies to create and implement a strategic direction (action plan) and support dialogue.
Women, girls, and other vulnerable population are the first to be adversely affected by any pandemic, poverty, natural disasters, conflict, violence and antiquated legislations. Our goal is to empower our women, girls and vulnerable groups to ensure that their human rights are protected.
To advocate for and promote equal rights and opportunities for women, girls and other vulnerable groups.
According to the United Nations Development Program,
It contributes to improved health and nutrition and increases the chances of education for the next generation in addition to other positive development outcomes.
With this in mind, we will advance our advocacy work through the goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, in particular SDG #5 and SDG #16.
Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow is a Belizean activist for women and children’s rights and development, a philanthropist and the wife of Rt. Hon. Dean Oliver Barrow who was the 4th Prime Minister of Belize (2008 – 2020). In 2008 she was appointed Special Envoy for Women and Children in Belize. She served in this capacity and lent forceful advocacy on behalf of women, children and adolescents with a particular focus on gender equality, children’s rights, violence against women, and legislative reform. She is also the Founder of Lifeline Foundation, a non-profit that supports children in the form of nutrition, improved sanitation facilities, enhances classroom infrastructure and educational materials.
Mrs. Laura Tucker-Longsworth is a lifelong member of the Nurses Association of Belize and is the chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee for the Nurses and Midwives Council. She is the former Speaker of the House of Representatives and is the third woman and first Nurse to ascend to this prestigious position. She served as Chairperson of the National AIDS Commission and is a past president of the Belize Cancer Society. She is also a director of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), which is a regional organization that promotes prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in Caribbean Communities.
Judith Alpuche has worked in the social sector in Belize for the past 25 years, primarily in the areas of children’s and women’s rights. She began her career as a child protection social worker in the Ministry of Human Development. Throughout her career, she has held key posts inBelize’s social sector including head of the national adoption and foster care programme, Early Childhood and Education Specialist at UNICEF Belize, ExecutiveDirector of the National Committee for Families and Children and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Human Development.
Ms. Sharon Ramclam is a natural resource professional working with development institutions for the past 24 years. Sharon has extensive technical and executive leadership experience in natural resources policy, planning, and strategy development; biodiversityconservation; trust fund management and project monitoring, and evaluation. Sharonhas spent the past ten years designing innovative solutions to protect nature andstrengthen the resilience of institutions and communities to adapt to climate change. Sharon has held numerous executive level positions in both thegovernment and non-government sectors and now serves as a lead consultant in the private sector.
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