The women of the Cayo District, in all their wonderful diversity, have one thing in common: a long history of nurturing their families in ways that have grown out of their Belizean traditions.
The Women's Program honors that tradition and builds upon it to empower women with the skills and knowledge of the 21st century. Empowering them helps them to help their families, and carries over to the health and well-being of the larger community. By benefiting women, the Women's Program benefits society as a whole.
Women in Belize and the Issues That Affect Women's Development:
* Financial dependency
* Inadequate education and vocational skills
* Size of families
* Domestic violence
These are all areas that are the focus for our ongoing women's projects.