United Christian Women’s Alliance of Belize, also known as WALL, issued a press release saying that they join the Roman Catholic Church in celebrating the dignity of all women and in condemning all forms of violence, aggression and disrespect against women.
The organization says they also support the Catholic Church’s stand for the families and children. The organization, which says its aim is to “ nurture, promote and defend our faith, families and the welfare of each person…and to defend the life of the unborn, the rightful position of females within society, and to confront systems of oppression, injustice and exploitation. The release says,
“We are aware that our government is determined to implement the Revised Gender Policy 2013, including the sections that encourage violence and disrespect against both males and females in promoting abortion and same sex relationships, and in its earliest revision, also promoting prostitution. …Our government intends to force our schools, including faith-based ones, to include these concepts in the curriculum. Such foreign and ungodly teachings would negatively impact our children’s physical, social and moral development and would lead to a perverse and confused society with behaviours that would be difficult to reverse. Such a curriculum would also infringe on the rights of parents and families to raise their children in their chosen religious and spiritual orientations.”
WALL Belize says it encourages all faith-based schools and families to stand in solidarity against this “perverse teaching of our children.”