On Thursday June 24th 2021, the San Pedro Town Council welcomed the National Women's Commission as they held their Inaugural Meeting with the San Pedro/Caye Caulker Gender Based Violence sub-committee. This committee will serve as an advisory body to the National Women's Commission as it relates to the issues faced in both islands. The committee is also responsible for ensuring that the agenda of the National Women's Commission is carried out in both communities.

Stakeholders included representatives from the Ministry of Education, Health, Police Department, Human Development, local government and civil society.

We would like to thank Hon. Dolores Balderamos, Hon. Elvia Vega, Hon. Andre Perez, President of the National Women's Committee and CEO Tanya Santos, Deputy Dianeli Aranda, Councilor Adaly Ayuso, Councilor Marina Kay and NWC Commissioner Kristina Romero for attending and facilitating the Inaugural meeting on San Pedro Pedro.

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