The Americas' most senior authorities on gender equality – including several Ministers – will meet on Thursday and Friday in Lima at an event organized by the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) to debate a declaration on political violence and harassment against women in the hemisphere.
The VI Conference of the States Party to the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women “Convention of Belém do Pará” opens with an address by the President of Peru, Ollanta Humala.
It will include the participation of the Conference of States Party, Chair and delegate to the CIM and Minister of Women of Costa Rica, Alejandra Mora Mora, as well as the Executive Secretary of the CIM, Carmen Moreno.
The Conference of States Party will include three panels. The first will address the international responses to violence against women and will feature a keynote address by Silvia Pimentel (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - CEDAW).
The second will deal with efforts towards implementation of the Convention in Latin America and the Caribbean, while the third will focus on structural violence against women.