On November 19th, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) and the Follow-up Mechanism of the Convention of Belém do Pará (MESECVI) promoted the Seminar on Women, Peace and Security: New Points of Entry for an Agenda in the Americas.

The purpose of this event was to share the views of a group of experts on the agenda of women, peace, and security on the challenges and best practices to prevent sexual violence against women in contexts of social conflict and other crises, to identify problems and lines of action that specify the intersection and prevention of sexual violence in the Hemisphere’s current context, and to present recommendations to the CIM and MESECVI on how to address these issues.

Leila Linhares Barsted, member of the Mesecvi Commission of Experts, spoke in this event.