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Monitoring

An essential part of effective and sustainable implementation of the Belém do Pará Convention is periodic rigorous and participatory analysis. This allows for the generation of content for sharing information and noting the progress made by each State.

The MESECVI operates through Multi-lateral Evaluation Rounds, which include both an Evaluation and a Follow-up phase:

During the Round of Multilateral Evaluation Committee of Experts prepared and circulated a questionnaire on the measures taken by States parties to address violence against women. Then States Parties fill these questionnaires, which serve as the basis of the national report. Subsequently, the Committee of Experts evaluated the responses of States and issued a series of recommendations to strengthen the implementation of the Convention, to finalize the national reports. Finally, the results and recommendations of all national reports are consolidated into a hemispheric report.

During the round of monitoring, the Committee of Experts identified and circulated a series of monitoring indicators to the recommendations made during the evaluation round. Then States Parties report on the implementation of these recommendations. Finally, a consolidated monitoring report is prepared.

The most recent Hemispheric Reports were published in 2008 and 2012, and the most recent Follow-up Reports in 2010 and 2014.