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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.


  • 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)
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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