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Ministerials Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit

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Date:  5/30/2013 
Office of Education and Culture
In the Framework of ITEN- Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices: “Building Democratic Classrooms”, a webinar was held on the topic “Sharing knowledge on Gender Equality: concept, history, consequences for the lives of children” Additionally, ITEN’s virtual community has a specific group on education for inclusion where members share resources, documents and videos related to the education of marginalized and vulnerable groups, among education for girls and education for rural populations.
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Date:  5/28/2013 
POVERTY, INEQUALITY, AND INEQUITY

• CIM and the Department of Human Development, Education and Culture of the OAS have collaborated on identifying best practices in education for peace/nonviolence with the purpose of strengthening the work of the CIM in the prevention of violence, in the context of the implementation of the Convention of Belem do Para
• CIM has continued its collaboration with the Department of Social Development and Employment of the OAS to mainstreaming a gender perspective within the region’s Ministries of Labor.

• CIM has provided technical support to the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs of the OAS to ensure the incorporation of a gender dimension to the draft Convention on the rights of older persons

• CIM has provided technical support to the Special Committee on Migration Issues of the OAS to ensure the incorporation of a gender dimension to the new Inter-American Program on the Rights of Migrants

DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

• CIM, in coordination with the Department of Sustainable Development of the OAS and the Inter-American Children’s Institute, has prepared a hemispheric project on integrated disaster risk management with a gender perspective. At this time, the three departments are working together to identify potential donors for this project

ACCESS TO AND USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

• CIM has strengthened its collaboration with the Portal of the Americas on the use of mobile technologies to enhance learning. Specifically, both departments are developing a project on mobile learning to strengthen awareness on the right of women to a life free from violence and strengthen awareness on, and promote the use of the Convention of Belem do Para

• In preparation for the 12th Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (October 14-18, 2013, Santo Domingo, hosted by ECLAC), CIM and the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission are preparing a report on the situation of women and ICT in the Americas, with an emphasis on identifying best practices and analyzing the digital gender gap (progress and persistent challenges)

CITIZEN SECURITY AND TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME

• CIM is working with the Department of Public Security of the OAS in the implementation of a police training project for strengthening attention to violence against women (funded by the US). The implementation of the pilot phase of the project started last week, in the province of Limón, Costa Rica, where indigenous and Afro-descendent communities will be prioritized.

• CIM has carried out a preliminary analysis on the situation of women and drugs in the Americas, which will be presented during the roundtable "Women and drugs in the Americas: A diagnosis under construction," on Monday, June 3rd, on the occasion of the 43rd OAS General Assembly. At the same time, CIM is compiling information from Member States (through national mechanisms for women, public security officials and drug authorities) on policies and programs addressing the issue of women and drugs.
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Related Resources
Strategic Plan 2011-2016 of the Inter-American Commision of Women (CIM)