The topics for discussion on this portal have already been analyzed by multiple actors. In this repository, the GS / OAS brings together some of them, as one more contribution to the discussion. This repository has two sections: In the Policy section, we will integrate information on policies relevant to the issues under discussion that are being implemented by Member States, Observer States and other States of the world. In Studies we will include analyzes, reports and reports published by academic institutions, think tanks, international and multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations and private entities, all of them of recognized prestige, which are relevant to the conversation. The OAS will publish these articles and reports in their original language.

COVID-19 en la vida de las mujeres - Razones para reconocer los impactos diferenciados

  • 31 May 2020

En este documento, la Comisión Interamericana de Mujeres (CIM/OEA) brinda un análisis sobre los impactos, retos y acciones para desarrollar políticas que respondan a las necesidades diferenciadas de las mujeres frente al COVID-19. La iniciativa surgió a través de diálogos impulsados por la CIM con las ministras de la Mujer y altas autoridades de los MAMS, con el Comité de Expertas del Mecanismo de Seguimiento a la Convención de Belém do Pará (MESECVI), y con organizaciones de la sociedad civil, cuando iniciaron las medidas de mitigación de la pandemia.

COVID-19 in Women´s Lives: Reasons to Recognize Differential Impacts

  • 1 May 2020
COVID-19 in Women´s Lives: Reasons to Recognize Differential Impacts

The document, which responds to the needs that the CIM identified during meetings with the ministers and high-level authorities on women and gender, experts from the follow-up mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) and women's organizations, offers a broad overview of the differentiated impacts of the crisis on women, paying special attention to the most vulnerable groups. In addition, it proposes guidelines for the design of actions and public policies based on the principles of equality and non-discrimination and the need to implement affirmative action measures.

CIM of the OAS Launches Document on Differential Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Women

  • 30 April 2020

"It is urgent that the needs of women be part of the analyses, assessments and policies that are put in place in the face of the crisis, as a requirement for adequacy, effectiveness and sustainability, and to strengthen women's leadership in times of crisis. Because we cannot allow any backsliding in the rights achieved by women in all areas,” said the Executive Secretary of the CIM, Alejandra Mora Mora.