Saturday, June 1, 2013

UniBAM Applauds Statement of PM, Special Envoy, Leader of Opposition, Womens Commission









June 1st, 2013

PRESS RELEASE

UNIBAM APPLAUDS STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT FOR DIVERSITY BY PM, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AND THE WOMEN’S COMMISISON
UNIBAM wishes to acknowledge recent statements made by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition on support for diversity, as well as the Gender Policy asserting the rights of all individuals in Belize.

PM Dean Barrow noted: “There can be no discrimination in terms of employment opportunities, in terms of access to health care, in terms of the services that the society offers. This administration certainly is not concerned about what happens in the bedrooms of the employees of the government, there are constitutional protections for public officers, properly appointed, and even with respect to open vote workers there can never be any kind of interference, any kind of surveillance, any kind of concern about the sexual orientation of the employees of government"

The Leader of the Opposition, Francis Fonseca has stated as follows, “I am the leader of a political party that embraces all Belizeans. I have Belizeans in my party who are homosexuals and we embrace all Belizeans........that will make for a stronger and vibrant party that is reflective of Belize and our society..."

UniBAM also wishes to thanks to Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, Special Envoy for her public statement on tolerance and against discrimination and bullying as well as for supporting a dignified holistic living environment for all Belizeans.

Oceana work remains valued and UniBAM remains supportive in its effort to secure a balance in the development process. It is clear that the country is at cross-roads struggling in balancing development and rights. Thoughtful reflection, respect and fair treatment must hold true for all.

Great leaders tackle difficult issues, diminish our differences and celebrate the diversity of the human resources which make our country great. We are proud to call them our partners in dissolving sentiments of divisiveness and casting light on the real issues which affect us all.
Source:http://www.7newsbelize.com/sstory.php?nid=25639&frmsrch=1 
Source: http://www.aidsfreeworld.org/Publications-Multimedia/Countdown-to-Tolerance/2013/September/LGBT-Victory-in-Belize.aspx

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