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Message from the OAS Secretary General on International Women´s Day

  March 7, 2018

This March 8, on International Women´s Day, women from many countries of the Americas and around the world have decided to come together for an International Women´s Strike. As we did last year, we express our support for all the women staff members of the Organization of American States (OAS) who decide to join this strike. Many movements have successfully used this tool of struggle throughout history to advance in the recognition of their rights, and it is our desire that this international strike contribute to giving greater visibility to the deep obstacles that women continue to face in the quest to achieve equal rights.

One of the fundamental areas of the work of the OAS aims to achieve gender equality in our region. In the last decades there have been very significant advances in the legal recognition of the rights of women, but the distance between the laws and the reality must be cut. We openly support the struggle of women to claim their rights.

Reference: E-011/18