Inter-American Commission of Women

Established in 1928, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) is the only hemisperic policy forum on women's rights and gender equality in the Americas. Read More...

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  • Good practices in the promotion of women's rights and gender equality
    [August 13th 2015]   
    The CIM/MESECVI is developing a virtual platform for cooperation, knowledge-sharing and exchange of good practices in the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention. The goal is to advance women’s right to live free from violence and gender equality. National governments, international organizations, civil society groups and other key actors are encouraged to engage in this initiative and share their good practices by filling out this form
  • Violence, Health and Sexual and Reproductive Rights
    [June 9th, 2015]
    On June 19th 2015, the CIM and other partners will organize a debate on the relationship between violence against women and sexual and reproductive rights, with a view to promoting the guarantee and protection of women's rights and sparking an ongoing dialogue on this issue.
    Download the agenda in: English or Spanish
  • The CIM contributes to the incorporation of a gender-based approach to drug policies in the Americas
    [May 29th 2015]
    The CIM, WOLA, IDPC and DeJusticia, in collaboration with other organizations and with the support of the Open Society Foundation have been working on a joint project and have just launched a new Webpage with research on the subject and photo essays that show the human and social costs of current drug policy in the Americas.
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  • International Day of Action for Women’s Health
    [May 28th 2015]
    The CIM, through the Follow Up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI), joins this commemoration and highlights that the denial of important human rights related to health, reproductive life, among other rights, constitutes a type of gender violence.
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  • Fifth Regular Session of the CIM Executive Committee
    [May 6th 2015]
    On May 7th and 8th, the Fifth Session of the Executive Committee of the CIM took place at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC.
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  • Gender-related dimensions of refugees
    [April 22nd 2015]
    The OAS held the 59 Lecture of the Americas in which Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was the keynote speaker. CIM Executive Secretary Carmen Moreno addressed the topic from a gender and rights-based approach and brief the audience on the work on the CIM in the promotion of the rights of women's refugees.
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  • CIM presents its annual reports to the OAS General Committee
    [April 16th 2015]
    The Executive Secretary of the CIM, Carmen Moreno, presented to the Permanent Council the annual reports that will be submitted to the 45th OAS General Assembly:
    CIM Annual Report 
    PIA Annual Report 
    MESECVI Annual Report
  • Women's economic rights, care and co-responsibility
    [April 1st 2015]
    In the context of the VII Summit of the Americas, whose theme is "Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas," the CIM and UN Women organize a side-event on April 9th at 10:30am in Panama City. The aim of the event is to assess the progress and pending challenges to accelerating the full exercise of women's economic rights in the region, with a focus on co-responsibility and the redistribution of care.
    Download the agenda of the event in English or Spanish
    Download the concept note for the event in English or Spanish
  • CIM Executive Secretary receives "Elvia Carrillo Puerto" award
    [March 10th 2015]
    Carmen Moreno, Executive Secretary of the CIM, received the “Elvia Carrillo Puerto” award on March 10th, 2015, in a special session of the Senate of Mexico in recognition for her outstanding work in the defense and exercise of women’s rights and gender equality.  

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