On April 23 and 24 of this year, the Mechanism to Follow up on Implementation of the Convention of Belém do Pará (MESECVI) of the Organization of American States (OAS) made a technical assistance visit to Lima, Peru, 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 was 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 Peru.
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 Lima is additional to the workshops held in Paraguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Grenada, and Chile.
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 Ana María Mendieta Trefogli, Deputy Minister of Women, Ministry of Women and Minorities; Pablo Zúñiga, OAS Representative in Peru; Carmen Moreno Toscano, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM/OAS); Patricia Fortier, Ambassador of Canada to Peru; Eva Villarreal, Representative of MESECVI/OAS; and Laura Pautassi, human rights indicators expert. Also participating were representatives of the Ministry of Women and Minorities, and officers on gender and/or violence in different government institutions, international organizations, and civil society organizations, among other high authorities.