CIM Meetings

Periodically, the CIM organizes policy round-tables, seminars and other events with a view to raising awareness, identifying public policy and practical solutions or sharing experiences and good practices on the promotion and protection of women's rights and gender equality:

Gender, Peace and Security

 (March 17, 2016, Washington, D.C.)

The Principality of Liechtenstein, the CIM and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) are jointly organizing a policy roundtable discussion on March 17 at 9:00 am in the OAS Hall of the Americas. The discussion will focus on identifying concrete policy and programmatic entry points for building and strengthening a gender, peace and security agenda in the Americas. The session will also feature the launch of the Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit in Spanish, an initiative led by DCAF and UN Women.

International Women's Day Event: Breaking Barriers to Justice: Ending Violence against Women in the Americas 

 (March 8th, 2016, Washington, D.C.)

The CIM and the Permanents Missions of the United States and Canada to the OAS are organizing an event in the framework of Women's International Day. The objective is to identify existing challenges to eliminate violence against women and improve access to justice from a diversity and human rights approach.

The Right to Gender Transformative Communication

 (November 2nd 2015, Washington, D.C.)

In the framework of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the CIM, with the support of the Government of Argentina, seeks to open a hemispheric debate to foster gender transformative communication, based on the exchange of good practices, with a view to driving changes in communications media attitude and practices. 

The Belém do Pará Convention and the Prevention of Violence against Women: Good practices and proposals for the future

 (May 14-15th 2014, Pachuca, Mexico)

As part of the activities to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Belém do Pará Convention, the CIM celebrated this forum in Pachuca, Mexico. The goal of this Hemispheric Forum was to identify the advances – lessons learned, promising practices and experiences – and the persistent challenges to the effective prevention of violence from the key perspectives of education and communication, with a view to establishing concrete policy and program recommendations to strengthen work in this area at the national and regional levels. More information...

Regional Expert Group on Indicators of the Exercise of Women's Rights

 (November 25th - 27th 2013, Mexico City)

In the context of its work to strengthen monitoring and accountability for international agreements on women's rights and with the support of the Government of Canada, the CIM has set up the Regional Expert Group on Indicators of the Exercise of Women's Rights, with the aim of analyzing and preparing a proposal for a conceptual and methodological framework for the construction of a system of indicators of the exercise of women's rights. Specifically, the Group will contribute recommendations on the priorities, the framing and the extent of these indicators:

Democratization of the political system in Guatemala

 (October 30th 2013, Guatemala City)

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:

Second Consultation with Parliamentarians of the Americas

 (October 14th 2013, Brasila)

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:

International seminar: Gender parity and the democratization of political systems in the Americas

 (September 19th 2013, Washington, D.C.)

The CIM, IDEA International and UN Women organized this joint international seminar at OAS Headquarters that analyzed processes and measures that have led to an increase in the political representation of women in diverse contexts, and identified persistent obstacles to the achievement of parity and a political agenda for women’s rights in the region:

Women and drugs in the Americas: A working analysis

 (June 3rd 2013, Antigua Guatemala)

In the context of the 43rd regular session of the General Assembly of the OAS and with the aim of raising awareness among OAS Delegates and other stakeholders, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) organized a round-table discussion on women and drugs in the Americas: