Women in Belize have attained universal suffrage, but are still working toward social and economic equality. Though there has been limited serious armed conflict in Belize, there is a longstanding border dispute with neighbouring Guatemala. While the law criminalises all forms of rape, including spousal rape, there is still a high instance of gender-based and domestic violence. Belize ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1990. Currently, Belize is ranked as 79 of the 144 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) of 2017. Belize voted for the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, signed on 3rd June 2013, and ratified on 19 March 2015. Belize did not participate in October 2017 Open Debate and did not commit to WPS-sensitive issues. There is no NAP adopted for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and no financial commitment to the WPS agenda. Women and women’s rights organisations, like the Women’s Issues Network of Belize, are working to eliminate violence against women and ensure economic equality in the country.