Persons in charge of the presentations:
Janet Camilo, President of the CIM/OAS, Minister of Women of the Dominican Republic
Alejandra Mora Mora, Executive Secretary of the CIM/OAS
Tatiana Rein Venegas, President of the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI
María Soledad Briones, President of the Salvadoran Institute for the Development of Women (ISDEMU), El Salvador
Nilda Romero Santacruz, Minister of Women, Paraguay
Luz Patricia Mejía Guerrero, CIM/OAS Principal Specialist, Technical Secretary of MESECVI
This virtual event is part of the dissemination of the most recent publication of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM/OAS) and the Follow-up Mechanism of the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI): “Violence against women and the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19”. This document is the result of a series of meetings with civil society, Women's Ministers and high authorities in the area of violence against women, experts from MESECVI; from the analysis of hundreds of complaints that have circulated in the media; and alerts from public and private organizations about the increase in violence against women during the pandemic.