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CIM of the OAS to Hold a Debate in Guatemala on Women and Drugs in the Americas

  May 31, 2013

The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) will organize, on June 3 in Antigua, Guatemala the roundtable: "Women and Drugs in the Americas: A Working Analysis," which will be held at the Spanish Cooperation Training Center and is part of the activities prior to the 43rd OAS General Assembly, which will bring together the foreign ministers of the hemisphere on June 4 - 6.

The Roundtable, organized with the support of the government of Spain and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), aims to address the gender dimension of the drug problem, given the low visibility of this issue in research and reports produced to date.

The Roundtable will be attended by the Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, and the Permanent Observer of Spain to the organization, Jorge Hevia, followed by a keynote address by the Vice President of Guatemala, Roxana Baldetti. The President of the CIM, Maureen Clarke Clarke, will present a preliminary analysis carried out by the CIM on the situation of women and the drug problem, including the role of gender violence.

The full conference program is available here.

The Roundtable will be broadcast live here.

WHAT: Roundtable: "Women and Drugs in the Americas: A Working Analysis"

WHEN: June 3, 2013, 15:15 to 18:00 local time (21:15 - 24:00 GMT)

WHERE: Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española, Antigua, Guatemala

Reference: AVI-159/13