Civil society is represented in the Mechanism through various nongovernmental organizations whose mission and objective are to promote, defend, and protect women’s rights.
The civil society organizations may participate during the stages of evaluation and analysis and of follow-up to the Mechanism’s recommendations, by presenting shadow reports to the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI on the implementation of the Convention of Belém do Pará by the states parties.
Likewise, the civil society organizations may support the Mechanism by disseminating the instruments and reports published by the CIM and by monitoring and following up on compliance with the recommendations made by the Conference of States Parties.
To join the MESECVI civil society network, contact the Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the guide: Ressources for Civil Society Participation.
The presence of civil society participation since 1999 includes local organizations and broad networks of NGOs and social actors. Some of them are:
Comisión Derechos Humanos en Centroamérica (CODEHUCA)is an independent nonprofit, nonsectarian regional nongovernmental organization that was founded in San José, Costa Rica, in 1978. Its work is based on defense of the Universal Declaration and the human rights covenants adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and on the Algiers Declaration of the Rights of Peoples. It currently enjoys consultative status with the United Nations. It is part of the Union of Central American Development Organizations.
Movimiento Manuela Ramos is a feminist nongovernmental organization established in Lima, Peru, in 1980. Its mission is to contribute to human development and the consolidation of democracy based on gender equity, by empowering women. It promotes the sexual and reproductive rights of women, nondiscrimination, and efforts to combat violence against women in the region.