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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.


  • 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.
    More information
  • Good practices in gender justice
    [October 8th 2013]
    In collaboration with the Supreme Court of Argentina, the CIM organized an international meeting from September 25th to 27th in Buenos Aires in order to to analyze the current state of gender justice and identify persistent challenges and good practices, with a view to strengthening hemisperic collaboration..
    Download the agenda of the event
    Read the CIM Newsletter to find out about the results
    Look over the presentations to get to know the good practices