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Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018. 3:00 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Rhea Rogers is the United States Embassy’s Belize Wonder Woman of the month and the 2018 International Women of Courage Award Nominee.

Rogers is the Staff Officer for the Ministry of National Security of Belize.

She liaises on behalf of the ministry on projects and public policy issues, including especially for women and youth at both the local and international level.

Rogers is the ministry’s gender focal point and an activist for gender equity and equality.

Rhea has been advocating for women’s full participation in Belize’s development since 1995 and promoting equity and equality for women in the national security sector since 2003.

She is a member of the National Gender Based Violence Committee and is active in a variety of government led initiatives for gender mainstreaming of public policies.

Rhea is presently leading a Ministry of National Security team to develop Belize’s first Women, Peace and Security Policy (WPS) which will address outstanding issues of equal opportunity, gender-based discrimination, and violence and end the archaic unofficial “cap” on women’s participation in Belize’s defense sector.

Her passion continues to be to improve the lives of women and girls in Belize.

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