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.
Young people, human rights and HIV in the Americas
[December 2nd 2013]
On December 9th, the CIM, the IACHR, UNAIDS and PAHO will organize a policy round-table, on the occasions of World AIDS Day and Human Rights Day, to look at the policy and programmatic changes necessary to guarantee the rights of young people to protect themselves from HIV, access appropriate and effective information, treatment and care, and live free from discrimination and violence.
Download the agenda in English or Spanish.
Register to attend the event
Follow the live Webcast
Democratization of the political system in Guatemala
[october 30th 2013]
Today in Guatemala, the CIM, in collaboration with UN Women, UNDP, International IDEA, USAID, NDI and the "Unite" Campaign hosted a round-table discussion with the aim of addressing the opportunities posed by the reform of the Law on Political Parties [Ley de Partidos] in terms of guaranteeing the exercise of women's political rights and the adoption of gender parity.
Download the agenda of the event (available only in Spanish.
CIM signs an agreement with the Network of Women Parliamentarians
[October 14th 2013]
Today in Brasilia, in the framework of the Second Consultation with Parliamentarians of the Americas, the CIM signed a collaboration agreement with the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA), which seeks to unite and complement their efforts to promote and defend legislative agendas for women's rights and gender equality in the parliaments of the region.
Download the full text of the agreement.
Second Consultation with Parliamentarians of the Americas
[October 8th 2013]
On October 14th in Brasilia, the CIM, the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the COPA and UN Women organized this Consultation in order to follow-up on the First Consultation (July 2012) and advance in the identification of priorities on the legislative agenda for women's rights.
Download the agenda in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French Visit More information Visit Network of Women Parliamentarians of the COPA
Open Square Summit: Using communication to end violence against women
[September 30th 2013]
On October 3rd 2013, Futures Without Violence and the Open Square Charitable Gift Fund, in collaboration with the CIM, will host the 2013 Summit "Communications for Change: How can communications strategies and new technologies create the lasting change needed to bring an end to gender-based violence globally?"
Download the Agenda Visit Futures without Violence for more information and to follow the live Webcast
International Forum: "Women, politics and democracy: Breaking the glass ceiling in Latin America"
[September 16th 2013]
From March 23rd to 28th 2014 in Salamanca, the Instituto de Iberoamérica, the OAS and the Centro de Estudios Federales y Electorales of San Martin National University will hold an international forum with the aim of generating a space for reflection on the barriers to women's political participation and representation in Latin America.
Download the Concept note of the Forum (only available in Spanish)
Download the press release (only available in Spanish)
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