Violence against women and children continues to cause harm, produce trauma and hinder opportunities for those at risk in Belize. In 2018, 100% of all sexual violence cases reported were of female victims and 79% of those female victims were 19 years and younger (Belize Crime Observatory, 2018). In that same year, there were 429 reports of sexual abuse cases made to the Department of Human Services (DHS, 2018).
Redeeming, Rebuilding and Restoring
The Child Development Foundation is a non-profit social justice organization strengthening the community-based response to eradicate the sexual abuse of children, commercial sexual exploitation of children, human trafficking, and domestic violence in Belize.