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.
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
[November 25th, 2014]
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the President of the CIM, Alejandra Mora Mora,calls on States to establish commitments and concrete measures to advance violence prevention.
For more information, download the message of the President
- Contest: Delete Virtual Violence
[November 15th 2014]
In preparation for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the CIM invites students aged 18 to 25 to participate in the "Delete virtual Violence" competition by developing their own audiovisual or graphic campaigns. The CIM will select the best entries, which will be awarded a prize!
For more information, download the: Competition flyer and the Support document
- Virtual course: Gender and rights-based approach to policies, programs and projects
[August 11th 2014]
From october 3rd to December 5th 2014, CIM and the Educational Portal of the Americas will offer the 5th edition of this online course in Spanish, with a view to strengthening the capacity of public officials and other professionals to integrate a gender and rights perspective into the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of policies, projects and programs in different sectors. The application deadline is September 19th 2014.
To apply or for more information, visit the Educational Portal of the Americas
- CIM President addresses the GA
[June 5th 2014]
On June 5th 2014, the President of the CIM, Alejandra Mora (Costa Rica) addressed the 44th General Assembly of the OAS, which took place in Asunción, Paraguay. in her remarks, she emphasized the achievements of the CIM in 2013 and called on delegations to the Assembly to prioritize women's rights and gender equality in their discussions.
Download the full text of her speech in English or Spanish
More information on the results of the 44th General Assembly of the OAS
- International Women's Day 2014
[March 11th 2014]
In collaboration with the Permanent Missions of Canada and the Bahamas to the OAS, the CIM will host a screening of the film "Womanish Ways," which looks at the history and progress of the women's suffrage movement in the Bahamas, followed by a conversation with the Director, Marion Bethel.
Download the invitation
- CIM Annual Reports 2013
[March 10th 2014]
In preparation for the 44th General Assembly of the OAS, the CIM publishes its Annual Report, along with reports on the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention and the Inter-American Program on the Promotion of Women's Human Rights and Gender Equity and Equality (IAP).