Posted By: Marty
LIVE: Road Map to End Child Marriage and Early Unions - 10/09/20 04:37 PM
We are happy to share the Virtual Launch of our Road Map to End Child Marriage and Early Unions in Belize!
National Committee for Families and Children - Belize
Posted By: elbert
Re: LIVE: Road Map to End Child Marriage and Early Unions - 10/11/20 06:48 PM
The age of consent in Belize is 16 and marriage licenses are given with the minimum age as 18 but with the consent of parents, it can be younger. Cultural and a host of other important life outcomes place the optimum age between 20 and 30, for reproduction quality, it's much lower. Belize is a largely agricultural country where young marriage is common and shouldn't be compared to other Caribbean countries without the farm culture influences, in this respect. The National Committee for Families and Children has chosen to focus on a problem that is not.