The MESECVI designed a System of Progress Indicators to report on the State’s actions, the objective being to monitor compliance with the obligations according to each right and commitment set forth in the Convention of Belém do Pará.

The indicators offer an overview of how the materialization of the rights contained in the Convention is progressing and generate a sense of obligation on the part of the States.

How are they determined?

The Committee of Experts interprets the obligations of the Belém do Pará Convention to develop indicators that reflect the state of compliance with these obligations.

For example:

    • Article 1 “Violence against women shall be understood as any action or conduct, based on gender, which causes death or physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, both in the public and private spheres.”.
    • Article 7 “The States Parties agree to adopt such legislative or other measures as may be necessary to give effect to this Convention”.

Obligation: to legislate on violence against women that occurs both in the public and private spheres..

Progress indicator: Evolution of the law on domestic violence to laws of comprehensive or second-generation violence.

We use this process to:

  • Quantify and qualify the process to make women’s human rights effective..
  • Learn if there are public policies, plans or specific activities for each obligation and if the State is guaranteeing mechanisms for claims, complaints or access to justice for these obligations.
  • Establish if the information is regular, reliable, systematic, and respects the methodological guidelines.

What do we measure?

  1. Legislation
  2. National plans
  3. Access to justice
  4. Information and statistics
  5. Diversity
  6. Budget