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WOMEN’S ISSUES NETWORK OF BELIZE Working to improve the lives of women since 1993

Press Release – For Immediate Release October 4, 2010 MEMBER AGENCIES Alliance Against AIDS

Haven House and the Youth Enhancement Services launch project in Lake Independence

Belize Audubon Society

Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology

Belize Family Life Association

Haven House and the Youth Enhancement Services, proud members of the Women’s Issues Network of Belize, announce the launch of the project: “Towards Achieving the MDG’s in Belize through concerted and integrated Civil Society Action” on Tuesday, October 5 at 10:00 am at the Samuel Haynes Institute on Mahogany Street.

CottonTree Women’s Group

Fajina Chairladies

Haven House

Plenty Belize

Progressive Organization for Women in Action

This 8 month project, centered in the Lake Independence area, will focus on participatory, interactive sessions to engage the community in gender empowerment and reproductive rights education with regard to linkages between gender-based violence, teenage pregnancies, commercial sexual exploitation, STIs and HIV/AIDS. Participants in the community sessions will also be referred to local community resources as well as to other resources within the WIN-Belize network and across government organizations. These referrals will be made to assist community members obtain access to treatment, care and support services as needed.

Youth Enhancement Services

Young Women’s Christian Association

Women’s Issues Network of Belize 28 Dean Street P.O Box 2471 Phone: (501) 227-1069 Fax: (501)-227-1068

For further information, contact Karen Cain, YES Executive Director, at 225-2315 or Dorla Rosado, Haven House Executive Director at 222-4947 .

Haven House and YES launch Project  

Haven House and the Youth Enhancement Services launch project in Lake Independence. : “Towards Achieving the MDG’s in Belize through concer...

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