Women are treated completely differently in Belize than in America.
There is a strange sort of motherly-type reverence for women, combined with a sort of indifference to the contributions they can make besides cooking, cleaning, and child-bearing.
Infidelity is rampant - particularly among males - as this is commonly the measure of a man: how much money he has and how many "pikny" (children) he has. It is unfortunate but true.
As with any place in the world, there are exceptions but generally speaking, consider this scenario:
If you're a woman at a bar and you're sitting alone, surely there must be something wrong. It is not uncommon for a Belizean man to attempt to buy you a drink. If you tell him you are uninterested or you want to be alone, their first response is, "Why? Is your husband going to get angry?" This indicates all women are owned. They're property. And your assertion that "No, I don't want a drink." is not enough. In the event that your husband/boyfriend does show up, the Belizean male will apologize to him for talking to you.
After all, you're his property.
I absolutely love Belize and I also appreciate that the male population loves every type of woman - short, tall, fat, thin, black, white, young, old. In this way, as I said, they have a reverence for the importance of the female population.
But in terms of equal rights, it is not a progressive country.