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The MESECVI is a systematic and permanent multi-lateral evaluation methodology, based on exchange and technical cooperation between the States Party and a Committee of Experts.


  • Pachuca Declaration: Strengthening violence prevention
    [May 16th 2014]
    The Belém do Pará +20 Hemispheric Forum "Prevention of violence against women: Good practices and proposals for the future," organized from May 14th to 16th in Pachuca, Hidalgo, adopted the Pachuca Declaration, which reaffirms and strengthens State commitment to concrete action in public policy, education and communication for gender equality and violence prevention.
    Download the Declaration in: English or Spanish.
  • Belém do Pará +20: Good practices in the prevention of violence against women
    [April 21st 2014]
    In collaboration with the Government of the State of Hidalgo (Mexico) and other partners, the CIM will organize an international meeting from May 14th to 16th 2014 in Pachuca, Hidalgo, with a view to analyzing progress and challenges in the prevention of violence against women and, identifying good practices and strengthening hemispheric cooperation on this issue.
    Download the agenda of the event in English or Spanish.
  • Chile seeks qualified candidates for its Expert to the MESECVI
    [April 14th 2014]
    The National Service for Women of Chile (SERNAM) has launched a call for applications to the position of National Expert to the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI). The application deadline is Friday May 9th at 18:00.
    Visit the SERNAM Webpage for more information
  • Regional strategies to address violence against women
    [February 20th 2014]
    As part of the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the CIM and the Council of Europe hosted a side-event on March 10th 2014 to look at regional advances in addressing violence against women, with a focus on the Belém do Pará and Istanbul Conventions.
    For more information, download the agenda of the event in: English, Spanish or French
    Download the publication "Regional tools to fight violence against women:The Belém do Pará and Istanbul Conventions" in English or Spanish
  • 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.
  • The Convention is translated to indigenous languages
    [November 25th 2013]
    As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Convention, the National Institute of Women of Mexico (INMUJERES) has supported the translation of the Belém do Pará Convention into 13 indigenous languages in order to strengthen its visbility and application from a perspective of diversity: mam of Soconusco, maya, mazahua of the East, mexicano of Guerro, mixteco of the high West, náhuatl of Huasteca, náhuatl of the mountains northeast of Puebla, otomí of the Mezquital valley, purépecha, tarahumara of the North, tseltal, tsotsil, and zapoteco of the coastal plain.
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