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  • 54%
    Sexual and Reproductive Rights
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  • 62%
    Secularism
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  • 72%
    Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Unions
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  • 0%
    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
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  • 41%
    Comprehensive Sexuality Education
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  • 34%
    Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
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  • 25%
    Youth Friendly Services
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  • 23%
    Abortion
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  • 75%
    Maternal Mortality Prevention
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  • 55%
    Compassionate Delivery
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  • 64%
    HIV/Aids
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  • 10%
    Specialized Services for Gender Based Violence
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  • 29%
    Accountability
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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

2017 – 56%
2018 – 54%
  • Deficient 0 - 40%
  • Limited 41 - 55%
  • Needs improvement 56 - 70%
  • Good 71 - 90%
  • Very good 91 - 100%
Recommendations
  • The Government of Belize should issue an explicit recognition of “sexual rights” as part of human rights be officially legislated in Belizean law. This should include protection from discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and sexual characteristics, sexual harassment, and the right to sexual and reproductive health services, information and education.

    National authorities should issue recommendations in defense of sexual and reproductive rights, building on the 2018 International Women’s Day Statement, which acknowledged working on issues such as sexual harassment, violence against women, and discrimination against women. 

    The Department of Human Services should develop of a reporting mechanism, apart from the Ombudsman, which is transparent, efficient, and comprehensive, for citizens who have had their sexual and reproductive rights violated by public servants.

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Priority measures
  • Priority measure 36

    Design policies and programmes aiming to eradicate discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the exercise of sexual rights and the manifestations thereof

  • Priority measure 34

    Promote policies that contribute to ensuring that people exercise their sexual rights, which encompass the right to a safe and full sex life and the right to take free, informed, voluntary, and responsible decisions on their sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity without coercion, discrimination, or violence, and to guaranteeing the right to information and to the necessary means for their sexual health and reproductive health

  • Priority Measure 33

    Promote, protect and guarantee sexual health and rights and reproductive rights in order to contribute to the fulfilment of persons and to social justice in a society free from all forms of discrimination and violence