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Conference seeks to empower, uplift women

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

A conference aimed at empowering women and creating enabling environments for their growth and independence took place on Friday at the Radisson Fort George Hotel In Belize City.

The forum, which was a continuation of the 20,000 strong march earlier this year, included speeches by Kim Simplis Barrow, special envoy for women and children, Dr Carla Barnett and others on the role women play in society.

An expo, featuring the works of female artisans from across the country complemented the conference.

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