The mechanism follow up on implementation of the Convention of Belém do Pará and permit follow-up and analysis of the ways in which the Convention is being applied, and to facilitate cooperation among the states parties and among all OAS member states, this way contribute to fulfillment of its objectives.
The purposes of the mechanism are:
- To follow up on the commitments undertaken by the states parties to the Convention and review how they are being implemented;
- To promote the implementation of the Convention and contribute to achievement of the objectives established therein;
To establish a system of technical cooperation among the states parties, which shall be open to other member states and permanent observer states, for the exchange of information, experiences, and best practices as a means to update and harmonize their domestic legislation, as appropriate, and attain other common objectives associated with the Convention.