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 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).
OAS Secretary General calls for more support to the MESECVI
[March 8th 2014]
On International Women's Day 2014, the Secreatary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, joins in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Belém do Pará Convention and calls for more support to its follow-up mechanism, the MESECVI.
Read the full message from the Secretary General
10 necessary measures to end violence against women
[February 18th 2014]
On the Day of Women of the Americas (February 18th), the President of the CIM, María Isabel Chamorro, launches the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Belém do Pará Convention by calling on States to guarantee women's right to live a life free of violence.
Download the full text of the President's message.
Women, drug policy, and incarceration in the Americas
[February 18th 2014]
On March 31st 2014 in Washington, D.C., the CIM, in collaboration with the Perament Mission of Uruguay to the OAS, IDPC and WOLA, will organize a round-table to launch its new study "Women and drugs in the Americas: A working assessment" and to debate the policy and human rights dimensions of women's growing participation in the world of illicit drugs.
Download the agenda of the event.
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CIM signs collaboration agreements with the Supreme Courts of Justice of Mexico and El Salvador
[February 11th 2014]
CIM has signed collaboration agreements with the Supreme Courts of Mexico and of El Salvador, which seek to join and complement the efforts of these bodies to promote and implement gender justice.
Download the full text of the agreement (available only in Spanish): CIM-SCJ/Mexico or CIM-CSJ/El Salvador
LAC States prepare for the CSW
[February 7th 2014]
In preparation for the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW, March 10th-21st 2014, New York), Latin America and the Caribbean has adopted a series of agreements on the achievement of the MDGs for women and girls.
Download the Declaration of Mexico in: English, Spanish, Portuguese or French