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Periodic, rigorous, and participatory analysis is an essential component of the effective, sustainable implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention.

Presented below are the reports, evaluations, and other key documents on implementation of the Convention and on the incidence, causes, costs, and consequences of violence against women in the region.


Hemispheric Reports on the Implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention

Second Follow-Up Report

Second Follow-Up Report on the Recommendations of the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI
(MESECVI, 2014)

The Second Follow-Up Report reviews the implementation of the 42 recommendations made by the Committee of Experts in 2012, as well as the progress made by the States Parties to the Belém do Pará Convention in their implementation of the Convention.

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Portada II Informe Hemisférico

Second Hemispheric Report on the Implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI, 2012)

The Second Hemispheric Report reviews the progress made by the States Party in their implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention, as well as the significant challenges that remain in the region in terms of a timely, appropriate and effective response to acts of violence against women, from a perspective of human rights.

The Report consolidates the results and recommendations from the 28 national reports presented to the MESECVI during the Second Multilaterial Evaluation Round, and offers a comparative overview of the progress made between the First and Second Rounds.

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Portada II Informe Hemisférico

First Follow-up Report to the Recommendations of the Committee of Experts (MESECVI, 2010)

The First Follow-up Report synthesizes the responses from 18 States Party to a series of 38 indicators, developed by the Committee of Experts, on the implementation of their recommendations. The indicators, both qualitative and quantitative, cover the five issues examined during the First Multilateral Evaluation Round: legislation, national plans, access to justice, national budgets, and information and statistics.

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Portada II Informe Hemisférico

First Hemispheric Report on the Implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI, 2008)

The First Hemispheric Report reviews the progress made by the States Party in their implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention, as well as the significant challenges that remain in the region in terms of a timely, appropriate and effective response to acts of violence against women, from a perspective of human rights.

The Report consolidates the results and recommendations from the 28 national reports presented to the MESECVI during the First Multilaterial Evaluation Round.

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Thematic Reports on Critical Areas of Concern

Embarazo Infantil

Hemispheric Report on Sexual Violence and Child Pregnancy in the States Party to the Belém do Pará Convention

The aim of this report is to provide providing information on the links between sexual violence and child pregnancy and the multiple violations of human rights that these entail, as well as to provide comprehensive recommendations to States Party oriented to improving the effectiveness of the measures taken to guarantee the right of girls to live a life free of violence.

The Report addresses the main consequences of sexual violence - child pregnancy, maternal mortality and forced marriages. It highlights the severe situation of maternal mortality among girls aged 10 to 14.

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Awareness-raising and capacity-building tools

Cover Guide Indicators

Practical Guide to the System of Progress Indicators for Measuring the Implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention

With a view to achieving more in-depth evaluation of the implementation of substantive monitoring of the exercise of women's rights to live free from violence, this Guide aims to strengthen knowledge on the use of indicators developed to measure the impact of the implementation of the Belem do Para Convention in the countries of the region. The objectives are to facilitate more accurate measurement of the extent to which States Party implement the Convention and make it possible to quantify and appraise the process over time.

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Portada Guia Belem do Para

Guide to the application of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Belém do Pará Convention) (MESECVI, 2014)

With a view to supporting States in their duty to protect women's human rights and eliminate situations of violence that may affect them, this Guide aims to strengthen knowledge, interpretation and application of the Belém do Pará Convention. The general objectives of the Guide are facilitate understanding by the States of their responsibilities from a complementary vision of the Convention and other human rights instruments, and to promote the fulfillment of these responsibilities in the the prevention, care and punishment of violence against women.

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Portada Guia Belem do Para

Infographics - Implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention

This series of infographics seeks to call attention to specific aspects of the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention and highlight progress and persistent challenges in the States Party.

Download the infographics on:

  • Care for girls that are victims of sexual violence in English or Spanish
  • Registries of girls that victims of sexual violence in English or Spanish
  • Comprehensive laws on violence against women in English or Spanish
  • Trafficking in persons: Legislation on the Americas in English or Spanish
  • Rape within marriage and de facto unions in English or Spanish
  • Sexual and reproductive rights: Obstretric violence in English or Spanish
  • Sexual and reproductive rights: Interrupción del embarazo en English or Spanish
  • Mediation of cases of violencia against women in English or Spanish
  • Information and statistics on violence against women in English or Spanish
  • Budgets for addressing violence against women in English or Spanish

Portada CSW Pub

Regional tools to fight violence against women:The Belém do Pará and Istanbul Conventions (MESECVI, 2014)

In the framework of a side-event organized by the MESECVI and the Council of Europe as part of the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2014, this publication seeks to support the strategies and actions of both organizations to advance the agenda for women’s equality. Within this framework, and among the agreed bi-regional targets, the right of women to live a life free of violence has been defined as a priority.

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Political Declarations

Portada Declaración Derechos

Declaration on Political Harassment and Violence Against Women 
(MESECVI, 2015)

In this Declaration, the MESECVI call attention to the multiple manifestations of harassment and violence against women in the political sphere and urge to prevent, address and punish these crimes.  

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Portada Declaración Derechos

Declaration on Violence against Women, Girls and Adolescents and their Sexual and Reproductive Rights
(MESECVI, 2014)

In this Declaration, the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI calls attention to the links between violence against women and girls and their sexual and reproductive rights.

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Portada Declaración Pachuca

Declaration of Pachuca: “Strengthening efforts to prevent violence against women” (MESECVI, 2014)

In this Declaration, the Executive Committee of the CIM 2013-2015 and the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI call attention to the crucial role that education and communication play in the prevention of violence, and urge greater action from States on this issue.

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Portada Declaración Femicidio

Declaration on Femicide (MESECVI, 2008)

In this Declaration, the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI calls attention to the magnitude of the phenomenon of femicide (gender-based killing of women), defines the concept and calls on States to tipify it.

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Other documents

Portada II Informe Hemisférico

Technical Briefs (MESECVI, 2011)

This series of technical briefs presents a brief summary of the achievements, challenges and opportunities in the implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention, both in general terms and in specific areas.

Portada II Informe Hemisférico

In Modern Bondage: Sex Trafficking in the Americas (CIM, 2002)

The trafficking of women for sexual exploitation is a daily reality for the regions of Central America and the Caribbean. It affects each country uniquely, with a different combination of challenges for government agencies, non-governmental organizations and society in general. This study presents the results of research in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic

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Other documents:

  • Trafficking of women and children: Research findings and follow-up, in: English, Spanish, Portuguese or French
  • The Trafficking of Women and Children for Sexual Exploitation in the Americas Full documemt, Fact sheet
  • Summary of Final Report on the Trafficking of Women and Children for Sexual Exploitation in the Americas (PDF)

Portada II Informe Hemisférico

Violence in the Americas: A Regional Analysis (CIM, 2001)

By the fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention of Belém do Pará (2000), it was apparent that the profound changes anticipated as a result of the Convention had not taken place. Civil society, international organizations, and the CIM examined what had been achieved in order to determine the real impact of the strategies for eradicating violence against women. This report provides an analysis of progress made in implementing the Convention up to 2000, the obstacles faced, and future endeavours.

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Sub-regional analyses:

  • National Programs to Prevent, Punish, and Eradicate Violence Against Women in Ten Caribbean Countries (Download PDF)
  • National Programs to Prevent, Punish, and Eradicate Violence against Women in the Central American Region (Download PDF)
  • National Programs to Prevent, Punish, and Eradicate Violence against Women in the South American Region (Download PDF)
  • National Programs to Prevent, Punish, and Eradicate Violence against Women in the Andean Region (Download PDF)