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Posted: Friday, September 1, 2017. 8:24 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Women’s Commission (NWC) in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Belize hosted a first of its kind National Women in Politics Conference yesterday in Belize City.

The theme of the event was: “Empowered Women: Empowering Women for Meaningful Change!”

The conference was held strategically ahead of the 2018 Municipal Elections, in support of women leaders and aspiring political women leaders in Belize.

Attendees at the event included women from both the public and private sectors, students, present and former women parliamentarians and women city and town council members.

The keynote speaker at the opening ceremony was Dr. Kelly Dittmar, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University – Camden in New Jersey, USA.

Sessions at the event encouraged discussions among the attendees to develop skills, network and reunite with transformational women leaders in communities throughout Belize.

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