On April 15 and 16 of this year, the Mechanism to Follow up on the Implementation of the Convention of Belém do Pará (MESECVI) made a technical assistance visit to Santiago, Chile, to hold the Workshop on the System of Progress Indicators to Measure the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belém do Pará).
The aim of the Workshop is to support technical capacities among all professionals participating directly in the design and implementation of public policies for ending violence against women and girls in Chile.
The visit was made in the framework of the project on strengthening the capacity of States Parties to implement the Convention of Belém do Pará, executed by the Inter-American Commission of (CIM) with support from the Government of Canada. The activity in Chile is additional to the workshops held in Paraguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Grenada.
On that occasion, the MESECVI presented the Guide to the Application of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belém do Pará). The aim of this document is to strengthen knowledge, interpretation, and application of the Convention in the States Parties.
The visit was led by Claudia Pascual Grau, Minister, National Women’s Service (SERNAM); Luz Patricia Mejía Guerrero, Technical Secretary of the Mechanism to Follow up on Implementation of the Convention (OAS); and Patricia Fuller, Ambassador of Canada to Chile. Also participating were representatives of the Technical Committee of the 2015-2018 National Plan of Action against Violence, and representatives of international organizations, and civil society organizations, among other high authorities.