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|Constitution of Belize||
To equality, and equal legal protection: Contained within the Preamble (b), s.3 (a) - “and the protection of the law”, s.6(1) - “All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law” and s.16 - discriminatory treatment.
To live free of all forms of discrimination based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and sexual characteristics: Sex under s.3 and 16(3) and the Constitution. Sexual Orientation is not expressly stated but in the case of Caleb Orozco v Attorney General of Belize, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin clarified that ‘sex’ under s.16(3) “is to be interpreted to extend to “sexual orientation.”
YES to life (s.3(a) & s.4(1)), liberty (s.3(a)), security of the person(s.3(a)) all under the Constitution but NO to bodily integrity.
To privacy - Under the Constitution s.3(c) - “his personal privacy, the privacy of his home and other property” and s.14(1) - “A person shall not be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy.”
To freedom of thought (s.11(1)), opinion (s.12(1)) expression (s.3(b)) and to association (s.3(b) and 13.1).
Recognition before the law: Under s.6(1), “all persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law.” A person cannot be equal before the law and protected by the law unless the person is first recognized by the law. As such, one can say that by allowing these rights, the law has recognized the person.
|The National Women's Commission Part 2 - Revised National Gender Policy 2013||
To equality: Under 3.0 Policy Vision - “a society in which all men and women, boys and girls...and are equal partners...for equal enjoyment of all” and 4.0 Guiding Principles - “Recognizing Belize’s international and national commitments to gender equality and equity.”
|Pan American Health Organization "Seminar on the Right to Health"||
Preamble b & e of Constitution. Furthermore, according to the Pan American Health Organization ‘Seminar on the Right to Health,’ it stated that while Belize’s domestic laws do not explicitly mention the words “right to health,” several documents such as the Belize Health Agenda 2007-2011 mention key aspects of the right to health.
|Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy 2002||
The right to comprehensive sexuality education and information on sexual and reproductive health has not been recognized and guaranteed in Belize. However, there seems to be a movement towards it according to the National Women’s The Revised National Gender Policy, Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy 2002 and HECOPAB Strategic Plan 2009-2011.
Overall score of the sexuality education curriculum evaluation indicators: Consistency of the official curriculum for comprehensive sexuality education, for the last two grades of primary education and initial secondary education, with the criteria of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development and with international standards.
The scores for the sexuality education curriculum questions were generated by UNESCO Santiago, applying the “Sexuality Education Curriculum Review and Assessment Tool for Latin America and the Caribbean (SECRAT-LAC)” developed by UNESCO with the support of IPPF/WHR.
Score for the indicator, consistency of the official curriculum for comprehensive sexuality education for the last two grades of primary education, age group 9-11, with the criteria of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development and with international standards:
The official curricula for the last two grades of primary education, 9-11 age group, includes the following key concepts in sexuality education.
The official curricula for the last two grades of primary education, 9-11 age group, includes the following learning objectives in sexuality education.
Score for the indicator, consistency of the official curriculum for comprehensive sexuality education for the first two grades of secondary education, 12-14 age group, with the criteria of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development and with international standards:
The official curricula for the first two grades of secondary education, 12-14 age group, includes the following key concepts in sexuality education:
The official curricula the first two grades of secondary education, 12-14 age group, includes the following learning objectives in sexuality education:
The Ministry of Education should amend the Education Act to include the right to Comprehensive Sexuality Education and the right to access age-appropriate information on sexual and reproductive health.
The Ministry of Education should develop a monitoring and evaluation strategy in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, to ensure that the CSE curriculums are being followed in all schools. We also recommend the development and implementation of a capacity training for educators on how to discuss sexual and reproductive health with their students, including values clarification, particularly at the primary level.
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Prioritize the prevention of teenage pregnancy and eliminate unsafe abortion through comprehensive sexuality education and timely and confidential access to good-quality information, counseling, technologies and services, including over-the-counter emergency oral contraception as well as male and female condoms.
Ensure the effective implementation, from early childhood, of comprehensive sexuality education programs that recognize the emotional dimension of human relationships, respect the progressive autonomy of boys and girls and the informed decisions of adolescents and young people regarding their sexuality, and are based on a participatory, intercultural, gender-sensitive, and human rights perspective