Abortion is illegal in Belize except in the cases where a woman's life may be at risk or continuing the pregnancy could cause injury to her mental or physical health. This opens up the door for abortion to be permissible in most cases, because the law is so broad about mental and physical health.
Ending abortion requires a culture change.
What will Life Dress be doing to help encourage a pro-life culture?
Hosting a Creative Activism Workshop from Nov. 29th-Dec.4th, for over 500 students on topics ranging from when life begins, what abortion does, and why it is so important to speak out against the greatest human rights injustice of our time - all through the lens of using what we wear to spark these vital conversations.
Helping re-brand the local pregnancy resource center! The local center is in need of some updated materials and resources, to make sure it can be as effective as possible at reaching women facing unplanned pregnancies.
Painting a pro-life mural to create visibility for the pro-life message and share critical resources for women who may feel abortion is their only option.
The students celebrate a pro-life month every year in January, but the spark fizzles out during the rest of the year. This Creative Activism Workshop will invite these students to see the pro-life mission as a personal one, and one that they need to uphold every day of their life.
This will change:
How they value themselves and how they respect those around them
How they view pregnancy and how equipped they feel to support a girl facing an unplanned pregnancy
How they understand the issue of abortion as a whole and how to refuse complacency and apathy when there’s an opportunity to speak out against it
It all starts with a spark… that’s the underlying message of the workshop. We can use what we wear to start conversations about abortion, and all it takes is one spark of interest from someone who sees it.
That one spark can ignite into a fire that motivates you to abolish abortion, and that fire can be the burning compassion that you share with a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy or a woman who needs healing after an abortion.
We are changing the culture, one activist at a time.
You can be a part of this incredible opportunity to share the pro-life message to students and activists in Belize!
Life Dress needs your support! The total cost for travel and workshop materials is $2000.
We have just under 1 month to raise this!
Can you be a part of making this happen by contributing to this activism fund? If every person who believes in this mission gives what they feel called to, we really can make a difference!
In addition to monetary donations, you can also donate clothing to be turned into pro-life statement pieces - where all profits go back to funding activism opportunities.
Thank you so much for your generosity!