CIM Member States

The Inter-American Commission of Women brings together representatives from all of the OAS members states.  The representative is known as the Principal Delegate and is usually the highest-level authority responsible for gender equality and women's rights issues.

CIM Executive Committee 2016-2019:

  • President

Ana María Mendieta Trefogli (Perú)
  • Vice-Presidents
Ana Patricia Mora Castellanos (Costa Rica)
Por nombrar (Mexico)
Nilda Romero Santa Cruz (Paraguay)
  • Members

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Panama

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Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

SAMANTHA MARSHALL

Minister of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development

 

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Antigua and Barbuda 

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Argentina

Argentina

FABIANA TUñEZ

Member of the CIM Executive Committee 2016-2019

President of the National Council of Women 

Founder of " La Casa del Encuentro", Mrs. Tuñez is an activist of women's rights since 1994. She served as Vice President of the Parliament of Women of Buenos Aires Legislature in 2012, and is a member of the Marisel Adriana Zambrano Observatory of Femicide in Argentina.


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Argentina 

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The Bahamas (Commonwealth of)

Bahamas

MELANIE GRIFFIN

Minister of Social Services

Mrs. Griffin currently serves as the Member of Parliament for the Yamacraw Constituency. She was elected in 2002 and 2007. Prior to that, she was appointed a Senator in 1999. She also served as a member of the Party’s Candidates Committee and as a Vice-Chairman with responsibility for Women’s Affairs. Mrs. Griffin started her political career very early as a member of the first PLP youth organization which was the forerunner to the Progressive Young Liberals.

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The Bahamas  

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Barbados

Barbados

Appointment pending 

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Barbados  

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Belize

Belize

ESTHER AYUSO RAMIREZ

Member of the CIM Executive Committee 2016-2019

Chairperson of the National Women's Commission

Esther Ayuso Ramírez currently serves as Chairperson of the National Women’s Commission of Belize.

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Belize   

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Bolivia

Bolivia

ESTEFANIA MORALES

Member of the CIM Executive Committee 2016-2019

Deputy Minister for Equal Opportunities

 

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Bolivia    

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Brazil

Brazil

FATIMA LUCIA PELAES

Secretary for Policies on Women

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Brazil    

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Canada

Canada

MARYAM MONSEF

Minister for the Status of Women Canada 

Maryam Monsef is the Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, and the Minister of Status of Women. She is a dedicated community organizer, former Peterborough mayoral candidate, and co-recipient of the YMCA’s Peace Medallion. Maryam is widely recognized as one of Peterborough’s most influential people and represented her city in 2013 at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Maryam has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trent University, and speaks English and Farsi.

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Canada   

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Chile

Chile

ISABEL CECILIA PLÁ JARUFE

Minister for Women and Gender Equity (SERNAM)

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Chile      

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Colombia

Colombia

Appointment pending

Member of the CIM Executive Committee 2016-2019

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Colombia      

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

ANA PATRICIA MORA CASTELLANOS

Vice-President of the CIM 2016-2019

Minister for the Status of Women and Executive President of the National Institute of Women of Costa Rica (INAMU)

Socióloga, profesora universitaria y política de Costa Rica. Es presidenta del Comité Ejecutivo Nacional del Partido Frente Amplio y diputada por dicho partido, además de ser integrante de la Comisión Política y de la Comisión de Organización. Es representante del Frente Amplio en el Foro de Sao Paulo. Trabajó en el Ministerio de Planificación Nacional y Política Económica (MIDEPLAN) y como profesora de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) en la Escuela de Estudios Generales.

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Costa Rica       

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Dominica (Commonwealth of)

Dominica

Sylvanie Burton

Permanent Secretary , Ministry of Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs

 

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Dominica        

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

JANET CAMILO

Minister for Women

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Dominican Republic        

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Ecuador

 

Appointment pending

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Ecuador         

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El Salvador

El Salvador

YANIRA ARGUETA MARTINEZ

Director of the Salvadoran Institute for Women's Development (ISDEMU)

A therapist, feminist and social activist for the last 22 years, Ms. Argueta has participated in numerous social movements fighting for an end to armed conflict and has promoted women's organizations in El Salvador. Founder and Executive Director of the Association for the Self-Determination of Salvadoran Women (AMS), where she designed and promoted strategies for women's political and citizen participation, local development planning from a gender perspective and an integrated response to violence against women, including trafficking. She has also participated actively in health care reform processes at the national and international levels.

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El Salvador         

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Grenada

Grenada

DELMA THOMAS

Minister for Social Development, Housing and Community Development

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Grenada

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Guatemala

Appointment pending

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Guatemala          

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Guyana

Appointment pending

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Guyana           

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Haiti

Haiti

Appointment pending

 

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Haiti           

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Honduras

Honduras

ANA AMINTA MADRID PAZ

Ministra, Instituto Nacional de la Mujer de Honduras

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Honduras           

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Jamaica

SHARON COBURN ROBINSON

Director, Policy and Research
Bureau of Gender Affairs

 

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Jamaica            

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Mexico

Mexico

Appointment pending

Vice-President of the CIM 2016-2019

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Mexico              

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Nicaragua

Appointment pending

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Nicaragua               

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Panama

Panama

LIRIOLA LEOTEAU

Member of the CIM Executive Committee 2016-2019

Directora General, Instituto Nacional de la Mujer

Liriola Leoteau currently serves as the Director General of the National Institute of Women of Panama.

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Panama                

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Paraguay

Paraguay"

NILDA ROMERO SANTA CRUZ

Vice-President of the CIM 2016-2019

Ministra de la Mujer

Egresada de la Universidad Nacional de Asunción como Abogada, Escribana y Notaria Pública. Diplomado en Administración Pública, Magíster en Planificación y Conducción Estratégica Nacional y Diplomado en Derecho Electoral. Entre los cargos ejercidos, fue Concejala Municipal de Asunción, Síndica de Copaco, Directora de Políticas de Género de la Municipalidad de Asunción y Asesora del Tribunal Superior de Justicia Electoral.

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Paraguay                 

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Peru

ANA MARIA MENDIETA TREFOGLI

President of the CIM 2016-2019

Minister, Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations

She assumed the position of Minister of State in the Office of Women and Vulnerable Populations, on April 2, 2018. She is a lawyer with a Master's Degree in Constitutional Law and a Diploma in Human Rights for Women. She has served as Deputy Minister for Women and as Executive Director of the National Program against Family and Sexual Violence.

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Peru                  

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Saint Kitts & Nevis

INGRID

MARCELLA LIBURD

Minister of Health, Social Services, Community, Development, Culture, and Gender Affairs

Marcella Liburd currently serves as the Minister of Health, Social Services, Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Prior to that, she has worked as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, a Senator in the National Assembly, and Assistant Secretary of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis          

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Saint Lucia

Alvina Reynolds

GALE RIGOBERT

Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development

Dr. Gale T C Rigobert made history by becoming the youngest and first female Leader of the Opposition in Saint Lucia on 1 February 2014. Following the success of her party (The United Workers Party) at the June 2016 national polls, she was appointed Minister of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development in Saint Lucia. She obtained her first degree in Government from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, and a post graduate diploma in at the Institute of International Relations, St. Augustine. She also pursued a Master of Philosophy in International Relations at the University of Cambridge (1998) where she was awarded the title of Sir Patrick Sheehy Scholar, and received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Relations from UWI St. Augustine

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Saint Lucia                     

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Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Frederick Stephenson

ALPHAEUS REDERICK STEPHENSON

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Mobilization, Social Development, Youth and Sports

Frederick Stephenson began his career in the Magistrate Court where he served for a period of twelve (12) years before moving to the ministry of Health where he worked as a Senior Accounts Clerk. He also served as a Customs Officer at the Customs and Excise Department and in the office of the Prime Minister before being elected on December13, 2010, to represent in Parliament, the constituency of South Windward.

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines                    

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Suriname

 

CHITRAWATIE MOHANLAL

National Bureau of Gender Policy of the Ministry of Home Affairs

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Suriname                     

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Trinidad & Tobago

AYANNA WEBSTER-ROY

Minister of State with Responsibility for Gender and Child Affairs

 

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Trinidad and Tobago 

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United States of America

WANDA

WANDA K. JONES

Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Wanda K. Jones currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health at the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as well as Director of the Office of Women’s Health (OWH).  Prior to that, Dr. Jones was the Associate Director for Women's Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. From 1990 to 1994, she served as CDC's Assistant Director for Science in the Office of the Associate Director for HIV/AIDS, where she was active in policy issues related to HIV laboratory testing, women and AIDS, HIV vaccine development, and health care workers.

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United States of America             

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Uruguay

MARIELLA MAZZOTTI

MARIELLA MAZZOTTI

Director, National Institute of Women of Uruguay (INMUJERES)

Mariella Mazzotti currently serves as Director of the National Institute of Women of Uruguay. Prior to this position, she served as Director of Municipal Development and Participation in the Municipality of Montevideo. She was Director of Citizen Development in the Ministry of Social Development (March 2015-February 2010). She was Chair of the Commission of Women from 1995 to 2005. She taught at the Universidad de la República in the workshop"Women and Society".

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Uruguay                       

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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Venezuela

Appointment pending

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Venezuela