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  • Uruguay launched an Action Plan for a Life Free from Gender-Based Violence
    [December 11, 2015]
    The 2016-2019 Action Plan for a Life Freem From Gender-Based Violence with a generational approach (Spanish only) seeks to contribute to a life free from violence for women and men of all ages, by transforming cultural discriminatory forms that undermine equality and the effective exercise of this human right.
  • Interactive reports on the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention
    [December 2, 2015]
    The MESECVI has developed an interactive monitoring tool that reflects the situation of each State, concerning legislation on violence against women, national plans, access to justice, specialized services, information and statistics and budget. Visit the Belén do Pará Portal
  • Belém do Pará Portal
    [November 23rd ]
    In the framework of November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS, encourages you to visit the Belém do Pará Portal of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Belém do Pará Convention): www.belemdopara.org/en/, a digital platform that provides information on the progress and challenges to violence against women, including good practices and lessons learned to advance towards the full realization of women’s rights to a life free from violence.
  • A Declaration is issued and an agreement is made on eliminating violence and political harassment against women
    In the framework of the VI Conference of States Party to the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women, (Belém do Pará Convention), Ministers for Women's Affairs and experts in gender violence of the Follow-Up Mechanism to the Belém Do Pará Convention (MESECVI) issued  a Declaration on Political Harassment and Violence Against Women on October 18th, with the aim of advancing in the full recognition and exercise of women's rights.
  • Protocol on femicide is approved in Lima  
    [October 15th, 2015] 
    In the framework of the VI Conference of States Party to the MESECVI the Minister of Women of Peru, Marcela Huaita, announced the approval of the protocol, measure approved by decree that involves different political sectors, whose compliance will be the responsibility of said Minister. More info...
  • Experts in gender violence begin their meeting in Lima 
    [October 13th, 2015] 
    The Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations of Peru, Marcela Huaita Alegre, inaugurated the meeting in which experts and delegates will participate to analyze violence against women in the region.  More info...
  • Advances in addressing violence against women are evaluated in Lima 
    [October 12, 2015] 
    Minister of Women of Peru, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Panama and Bolivia, the President of the National Institute of Women of Mexico, the Presidential Advisor for Equity of Women of Colombia, over 200 representatives of governmental organizations and experts from 32 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in Lima on October 15th at the Sheraton Hotel to assess the advances and challenges related to laws, budget allocations and services and governmental efforts in addressing violence against women. More info... 
  • The MESECVI invites civil society organizations to participate in the XII Meeting of CEVI
    [October 5th, 2015]
    The XII Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Follow Up Mechanism to the Convention to Prevent, Punish and Eradicate Violence against Women "Belém do Pará Convention" will be held from from October 13th to 14th in Perú. The event will feature a space for dialogue with civil society organizations with the aim of addressing issues in depth, such as sexual violence, adolescent pregnancy, symbolic violence and other issues of common interest. For more info, contact     mesecvi@oas.org
  • International Congress:"Vulnerabilities, Victims and Survival"
    [September 27th, 2015]
    The event took place from September 23rd to the 25th in Costa Rica with the aim of strengthening the analysis on vulnerabilities related to socio-economics, governance, and the law that threaten to victimize citizenship and prevent the enjoyment of human rights. Renowned authorities and experts in human rights attended the event, such as Alejandra Mora Mora, Minister of the Status of Women of Costa Rica and President of the CIM; Cecilia Sánchez Romero, Minister of Justice and Peace of Costa Rica, Luz Patricia Mejía Guerrero, Technical Secretariat of the MESECVI; among others.  More info...
  • XVI International Meeting " Challenges related to Statistics in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda"- Aguascalientes México
    [September 15th, 2015]
    Held from September 9 to 11, this meeting provided a space for reflection on how to adopt and adapt the Development Goals to the needs, priorities and capacities of countries in the region to data availability and segregation levels. It also addressed strengthening methodologies for information production and use; and the development of gender indicators related to human rights and the advancement of women and girls. More info...  
  • International Seminar on Good Practices of Justice Centers for Women, Oaxaca de Juárez, México
    [September 5th, 2015]
    Organized by the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence against Women (CONAVIM) and the USAID, through the program "Projusticia", the Seminar held from September 2nd to 3rd addressed gender equity and focused on the development of public policies designed to allow access to tools for law enforcement. More info... 
  • MESECVI Committee of Experts speaks out about the situation of victims of sexual violence in Colombia
    [September 3rd, 2015]
    The Committee of Experts of the Follow Up Mechanism of the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) expressed its concern over guaranteeing access to justice for all victims of sexual violence, due to a modification of Article 23 of the 1719 Law. The article guarantees access to justice for victims of violence, and establishes the implementation of the Protocol and Model of Integral Attention in Health for Victims of Sexual Violence. The Committee expressed its concern through a letter addressed to Magistrate Maria Victoria Calle Correa, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Colombia. More info...
  • Good practices in the promotion of women's rights and gender equality
    [July 7th 2015]   
    The CIM/MESECVI will launch a virtual Portal that is intended to provide a space for cooperation, knowledge-sharing and exchange of good practices to advancing women’s right to live free from violence and gender equality. Fill out this form and share a good practice
  • Seminar "Gender and Justice" for justice operators
    [June 23rd, 2015]
    In Puebla, Mexico, from June 22nd to July 3rd a seminar is underway for members of high tribunals of justice of this State with the goal of providing methodological and theoretical tools to judge with a gender perspective, in accordance with the Belém do Pará Convention and the regional standards of due diligence. In addition, this event, organized by the MESECVI, seeks to provide support to the States Parties to the Convention in monitoring and examining the implementation of the Convention. More info... AgendaPhoto gallery
  • Violence, Health, and Sexual and Reproductive Rights
    [June 10th, 2015]
    On June 19th 2015, the CIM/MESECVI and other partners will organize a debate on the relationship between violence against women and sexual and reproductive rights, with a view to promoting the guarantee and protection of women's rights and sparking an ongoing dialogue on this issue. Download the agenda in: English or Spanish
  • The MESECVI recommends implementing indicators to measure gender-based violence in Brussels  
    In the context of the VIII Conference on Feminicide-Femicide, the Dialogue on Gender between the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held on June 1-2, the Technical Secretariat of the Follow-Up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI), Luz Patricia Mejía Guerrero, urged States to produce indicators, qualitative and quantitative, for measuring the impact of public policies implemented to prevent, punish and eradicate violence against women, among them, femicide, based on international commitments.
  • The rights of girls and women
    [June 3rd, 2015]
    The MESECVI Committee of Experts expresses its concern over the human rights situation of girls and adolescents in the region. More info...
  •  Webinar on violence and sexual and reproductive rights
    [April 23]
    Today at 11:00 am the MESECVI will conduct a Webinar on violence and sexual and reproductive rights and address the relation between violence against women and their sexual and reproductive rights More info... 
  • Perú- Workshop on the System of Indicators for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention
    [April 23, 2015]
    In collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) of Perú, a workshop on indicators to measure the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention started today, organized by the MESECVI on April 23 and 24, 2015.
  • The MESECVI elaborates a Guide for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention
    The MESECVI has elaborated a Guide for the aplication of progress indicators designed to measure the implementation of the Convention. The objective is to consolidate the system of indicators in the States Party to the Convention and facilitate their application.
  • Chile- Workshop on the System of Indicators for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention
    In collaboration with the National Service of Women (SERNAM) de Chile, a workshop on the System of Indicators for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Conventionse was organized by the MESECVI on April 15 and 16, 2015.
  • Grenada- Workshop on the System of Indicators for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention
    The MESECVI organized this workshop on March 24 and 25 in Grenada with the aim of strengthening technical capacities for the use of this System of Indicators and its incorporation into national plans and programs designed to eradicate violence against women and girls.
  • Guatemala - Workshop on the System of Indicators for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention
    In collaboration with SEPREM, the MESECVI organized a workshop on the System of Indicators for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention on February 19 and 20, 2015
  • El Salvador - Workshop on the System of Indicators for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention
    In collaboration with the Institute of for the Development of Women of El Salvador, a  el Instituto Salvadoreño para el Desarrollo de la Mujer (ISDEMU), a workshop on the System of Indicators for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Conventionse was organized by the MESECVI on February 16 and 17, 2015. More info.
  • Several Colombian institutions participated in a workshop on indicators to measure the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention
    The workshop on indicators for measuring the implementation of the Belem do Pará Convention, organized by the CIM, through the MESECVI, was successfully completed from January 26th to 27th with the support of the Office on Women's Equity of Colombia and the Canadian government. More info ...(in Spanish only)
  • Forum "Women Nobel Laureates and victims of sexual violence, a message of Colombia to the World"
    The MESECVI will participate in this forum with the recognized Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Jody Williams (1997) and Shirin Ebadi (2003), to be held in the auditorium of the University of Cartagena, an initiative supported by the Victims Unit, UN Women and UNDP. The discussion will focus on sexual violence and the strategies implemented to combat this scourge.
  • 20 years after the adoption of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women, Convention of Belém do Pará
    This meeting, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina on December 4th, 2014 in Buenos Aires, aimed at analyzing the impact , achievements and challenges of 20 years since the adoption of the Belém do Pará Convention, as well as the advances made in specific areas of the regional gender agenda.  Program
  • Seminar on Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence
    This meeting, organized by the MESECVI, on December 2nd, 2014 in Argentina sought to explore the progress on gender-based violence in international systems of human rights protection ; strategic international litigation and its implementation at the local level, as well as good practices in the investigation of cases related to gender. Program
  • Workshop on the System of Indicators for the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention in Argentina 
    On December 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the MESECVI organized a workshop to provide guidance to key stakeholders ( Ministries for Women's Issues, Ministries of Justice, Health , Education and other relevant ) and civil society organizations in the application of the Convention and the incorporation of these indicators into national plans, programs and reports on human rights and violence against women. Program
  • Workshop on System of Indicators to measure the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention in Paraguay
    The meeting took place on November 3rd in order to strengthen the technical capacity of all actors involved in the design and implementation of public policies designed to eradicate violence against women and girls in Paraguay. It also served to provide guidance for the implementation of the system of indicators to measure the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention and its incorporation into plans, programs and reports on gender-based violence. It was organized by the MESECVI with the support of the Government of Canada.
  • The Committee of Experts of the MESECVI carries out its first technical assistance visit
    Representatives of the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI (Susana Chiarotti from Argentina, Camila Rosa Tania from El Salvador and Lidia Giménez from Paraguay) visited Paraguay from November 3rd to 4th in order to support the preparation and adoption of an integrated law on violence against women. The experts met with representatives from the Government of Paraguay, civil society and national media to discuss the contents of the draft law, in light of the experiences of other countries in the region in terms of their integrated laws.
  • States Party hold their First Special Conference
    [October 22nd 2014]
    From October 23rd to 24th the States Party to the Belém do Pará Convention will hold their First Special Conference in Mexico City. Among other topics, the Conference will consider the draft Second Follow-up report on the Recommendations of the Committee of Experts and the strengthening of the MESECVI.
    Download the Conference agenda in English or Spanish
    Follow the live Webcast of the round-table on "The Belém do Pará Convention: Impact and good practices" (october 23rd, 9:00-13:00, Mexico City time)
    More information...
  • The Committee of Experts advances sexual and reproductive rights
    [September 29th 2014]
    Durng its 11th meeeting, the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI adopted the Declaration on Violence against Women, Girls and Adolescents and their Sexual and Reproductive Rights, which seeks to advance the gurantee and protection of women's human rights on the basis of commitments adopted by the States at the international level.
    Download the full text of the Declaration in English or Spanish
    More information...
  • The Committee of Experts holds its 11th Meeting
    [September 8th 2014]
    From September 18th to 19th 2014, the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI will hold its eleventh meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay.
    Download the agenda of the meeting
    More information...
  • MESECVI participates in the Conference to Prevent, Punish and Eradicate Violence against Women in Venezuela
    [July 14th 2014]
    In the context of the 20th anniversary of the Belém do Pará Convention, the Techical Secretary of the MESECVI, Luz Patricia Mejía, met with members of the Popular Ministry of Women and Gender Equality (MinMujer), the Attorney General of the Republic's office, and the Supreme Tribunal of Justice of Venezuela. During the Conference, with high-level authorities, she recognized that "Venezuela's legislation is pioneering in incorporating the integrated vision establsihed by the Convention.”
  • 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
    Download the agenda of the Forum in English or Spanish