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.
- 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
will take place at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC.
Gender-related dimensions of refugees
[April 22nd 2015]
Today the OAS will hold the 59 Lecture of the Americas in which Antonio
Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will be the
keynote speaker. CIM Executive Secretary Carmen Moreno will address 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.
- CIM presents its annual reports to the General Committee of the
[April 16 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
Download the concept note for the event in
- 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.
- Message from OAS Secretary General on International Women's Day
[March 8th 2015]
In his message on International Women’s Day, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza highlighted the Integrated System of Indicators of Women’s Human Rights established by the CIM designed to support Member States in harmonizing their legislation with binding women’s rights agreements.
full text of the message
- International Women's Day: Round-table discussion on political violence
[February 25th 2015]
In the framework of International Women's Day, the CIM and the MESECVI are organizing a round-table discussion entitled "Political violence against women: A hemispheric challenge" on February 25th, at 2:00 pm in the OAS Hall of the Americas. This event seeks to strengthen the response to political violence against women and to promote women's political rights.
Download the Agenda of the event
Register to attend
- The CIM celebrates the Day of the Women of the Americas and the anniversary of its creation in 1928
[February 18th 2015]
Today, February 18th, the Day of the Women of the Americas, marks an important milestone in the calendar of the countries of the Americas. Eighty seven years ago the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) was founded. The Commission has grown as the main forum for the promotion of women’s human rights.
- International Day of Human Rights
[December 10th 2014]
In commemoration of the International Day of Human Rights and as part of the commemoration of World AIDS Day, the CIM and UNAIDS launched the "Manual for Strengthening the Exercise of the Human Rights of Women Living with HIV in Latin America"(Spanish only) in the framework of the
Cooperation Agreement signed between the OAS and UNAIDS on January 9th, 2014