Beyond 2015: The world we want is women's rights and gender equality
[April 17th 2013]
The "World We Want" campaign is a global movement to define the next world agenda on poverty, inequality and environmental sustainability, as a follow-up to the MDGs. Participate in the space on women's empowerment and gender equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
COMMCA receives the Ibero-American Equality Prize from the Cortes de Cádiz
[March 16th 2013]
Maureen Clarke Clarke, President of the Council of Women Ministers of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMMCA), accepted the Ibero-American Equality Prize from the Cortes de Cádiz on behalf of that institution. The prize seeks to recognize and foster policies and actions for the promotion and defense of equality between women and men.
More information... (in Spanish)
CIM Annual Reports
[March 13th 2013]
In preparation for the OAS General Assembly (June 2013), the CIM has published three reports: the CIM Annual Report, the MESECVI Annual Report and the Annual Report on the Implementation of the Inter-American Program on the Promotion of Women's Human Rights and Gender Equity and Equality (IAP)
Women's rights: The road to fulfilling the promise in the Americas
[March 8th 2013]
On International Women's Day, the CIM and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) celebrate the advances made by States in the recognition and protection of women's rights, while also highlighting the long road that still lies ahead in the fulfillment of the promise of the international legal framework.
Read the joint CIM-IACHR Press Release
The Belém do Pará Convention remains un unfulfilled promise
[March 8th 2013]
On International Women's Day 2013 (March 8th) the Secretary General of the OAS calls for the intensification of efforts to advance towards the goals of Belém do Pará and the consolidation of our achievements in order to fulfill the promise of the Convention.
Read the full text of the Secretary General's message More information about International Women's Day 2013 of the event
Follow our 85 Tweets!
[March 7th 2013]
As part of CIM's 85th anniverary, from March 8th to July 6th 2013, we'll be tweeting interesting data, facts, quotes and other information on women in the Americas.
Follow us (@CIMOAS #85Tweets)
We must put an end to impunity once and for all
[March 4th 2013]
On March 4th 2013, the CIM President addressed the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), whose priority theme this year is the prevention of violence against women and girls. The President called for an end to impunity and a greater focus on prevention, monitoring and evaluation.
Download the full text of the President's speech (Word)
More information about CSW 2013
Women's Rights: From Law to Practice
[February 26th 2013]
On March 1st 2013, from 10am to 1pm, CIM will host a Policy Round-table on innovative policy and programme solutions for closing the gap between women's rights on paper, and women's rights in practice.
Download the Agenda of the round-table (PDF, 576kb)
Watch the live Webcast of the event
85 years of defending women's rights
[February 18th 2013]
On the Day of Women of the Americas (February 18th 2013), the CIM President launches the 85th anniversary of the Inter-American Commission of Women and calls for renewed efforts to make women's rights and gender equality a lived reality in the Americas.
Download the full text of the President's message (Word)
More information on the CIM's 85th anniversary...