In Belize, USAID|PASCA LMG worked with the National AIDS Commission of Belize (NAC), as well as in partnership with organizations of key populations and the private sector.
USAID|PASCA LMG helped local groups in Belize to successfully advocate for important policy changes, including:
- Abolition of the the Sodomy Penalty Act (art. 53 of the Criminal Code), that promoted stigma and discrimination towards key populations. USAID|PASCA LMG supported the implementation of an advocacy strategy with other key partners. The Sodomy Act had been a barrier to access to health services for key populations  and access to HIV prevention and care for people living with HIV.
- Structural changes in the HIV legal framework  and increased participation in mechanisms such as the National AIDS Commission. USAID|PASCA LMG provided technical assistance to at least five local organizations to participate in advocacy and evidence-based policy dialogue that was needed to successfully lobby for these changes.
|Project Name||Health Systems||Health Areas||Date|
Salud Mesoamérica Initiative
|Leadership, & Governance||May 07, 2013 - September 13, 2017|
Program for Strengthening the Central American Response to HIV
|Leadership, & Governance||HIV & AIDS||2014 - 2017|