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June 1, 2021, 11:57 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In 1990, during the era of a strong women’s movement, Belize became a states party to the CEDAW (1990). CEDAW is a legally binding International Convention. As a signatory, Belize reports to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on progress in meeting its CEDAW commitments. Belize’s First and Second Periodic Reports were presented to this Committee in June, 1999 and its Third and Fourth Periodic Reports were presented in July, 2007. Reporting on CEDAW occurs every four years. In 2002 Belize developed its first National Gender Policy. The Policy outlined five major policy priorities for gender empowerment in Belize. Gender issues presented in a Situation Analysis of...more
May 25, 2021, 6:20 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Haiti, Suriname
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Belize, Suriname, and Haiti are the only states in the Americas that have laws, customary or civil, that permit or at least tolerate polygamy" (8).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 94% of births in Belize were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .81 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Belize" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Belize was 23.4 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Belize was 23.4 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Belize was 21.7% (p 66).
April 23, 2021, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"While Belize is generally a safe country, though, Belize doesn’t always feel safe to women. The street harassment here can be vile and incessant, particularly on the islands. If you’re used to hearing street harassment on a regular basis, you’ll be accustomed to this; if you’re new to it, it may be jarring or even frightening. I found that on the islands of Belize, many of the local men will hit on women nonstop — especially if she’s on her own. This usually starts out lighthearted but promptly escalates into increasingly sexual comments" (para 23-24).
April 23, 2021, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"[T]he street harassment is significant, especially on the islands and beaches. It’s hard to go anywhere alone on Caye Caulker without the men yelling stuff at you. It happens day and night, whether they’re on their own or with others, and it can make you feel threatened" (para 13).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

In Belize, a girl may not be adopted by an unmarried man except under special circumstances or with special permission.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 94% of births in Belize were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Belize was 67.9 years for males and 73.4 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Belize was 13 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Belize was 36 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Belize was 36 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Belize of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 64.9%" (p 50).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Belize is 64.3 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Croatia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Guyana, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Maldives, Montenegro, Nepal, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Zambia
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Belize in 2014, women comprised 15.3% of the police force.
Jan. 12, 2021, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2

“Back in January over 50 female Belize Defence Force recruits came forward with allegations of sexual assault against senior officers prompting what should have been a thorough investigation. Not six months later this investigation has concluded and the results are severely underwhelming. On Monday we reported on a vague press release from the Ministry of National Security in which they stated “the Investigation points to some wrongdoing and negligence by personnel within the units involved. These are being addressed internally by the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Police Department where appropriate.” This has stirred unrest among the public who have taken to social media to demand transparency with the...more
Jan. 12, 2021, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2

“The Belize Defence Force (BDF), while insisting it does not have a culture of sexual assault, has assured that it is implementing a sexual harassment policy. BDF Commander Brigadier General Stephen Ortega, at a press conference on Friday (June 19), explained that even in the face of one or two isolated cases, “to continue to say that there is this culture of sexual assault and allegations, I don’t believe it is a culture.””
Dec. 20, 2020, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“Before 1980, there were no females in the [Belize Defense Forces]. Its Female Platoon was started in July 1980 when a batch of 30 responded to the first call for recruits. Twenty-one of these were part of recruit intake number six. They serve as clerks, storeroom keeps, medics, signalers and force police. Women are also found in the Volunteer Force, the Maritime Wing, the Air Wing and the Cadet Corps. In 1997, the BDF Female Platoon was 50 strong and the highest-ranking female officer was Major Jean Lucas.”
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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