Saturday, June 18, 2011

Belizean students visit the Rights of the Child exhibition

Belmopan, Belize, 14 June 2011.- On June 13th and 14th, Belizean students visited the photo exhibition “Human Rights through your Eyes” at the Institute of Mexico in Belize. Children from 4th and 5th forms from Hummingbird School and Queen St. Baptist School visited this exhibition dedicated to the Rights of the Child. During the presentation the students interacted and discussed on their fundamental rights, including rights to adequate food, shelter, clean water, formal education, primary health care, leisure and recreation, cultural activities and information about their rights. They also received brochures provided by the UNICEF Belize Country Office with information regarding this topic.

The exhibition was part of the event "A Day for the Rights of the Child", organized by the Mexican Embassy in collaboration with specialists from the Human Rights Commission of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo late May. The event included various activities in Corozal District and Belize City. It was organised with the aim to raise awareness on human rights, especially of vulnerable groups such as children.

The exhibition includes 26 photographs to encourage the promotion of values and the dissemination of the culture of human rights. The works showcased in this exhibition are the award winning photos in the 2010 Human Rights through Your Eyes’ contest, sponsored by the Quintana Roo Human Rights Commission.

1 comment:

soldeva said...

Nice to see this. My Belizean Born son was kidnapped by his american mother and brought to the states. I am going to federal court under the Hague treaty to try to bring him back. Is there any way we can do a story on this, raise awareness to the Belizean public. This seems to be happening to many families these days, It is a crippling tragic event, and the issue should be addressed in the public forum. What do you Think. i am looking for an expert in Belize family law to go to miami and testify before the US federal court. You can contact me at or 670-0620.
warmest Regards,
Sol Tucker