Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014. 11:13 am CST.
Forum on masculinity
Wednesday, November 26, 2014.PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A first of its kind national symposium on masculinity is underway at the Biltmore Hotel in Belize City.
Organized by the National Women’s Commission, today’s forum is seeking to bring Belizean men together to strengthen efforts in reducing gender-based violence.
During the course of the day various presenters will be discussing various topics touching on the role of men and how they fit into society.
Some of the presenters are Canon Leroy Flowers from St. Mary’s Church, Selwin King from Social Investment Fund and Dennis Jones from Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Development.
Guest speaker at the opening of the symposium this morning was Belize City Mayor Darrel Bradley who challenged the participants to understand the crucial role they play in the overall goal of ending gender-based violence.