Historically, women have faced greater challenges and continue to struggle for equal rights in certain societies. The OAS is committed to working towards, and ensuring, equal political, economic and social rights and opportunities for all peoples of the Hemisphere, regardless of gender, and has taken a leading role in supporting women’s movements throughout the Americas. The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) is a specialized entity charged with overseeing the work of the Organization in its efforts to promote gender equality in the region.

Inter-American Program on the Promotion of Women's Human Rights and Gender Equity and Equality

Inter-American commission of women

The Inter-American Children's Institute

Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women

Summits for the Americas

Organization of Women of the Americas

Convention on the Nationality of Women

Convention of Belém do Pará

Follow Up Mechanism to the  Convention of Belém do Pará (MESECVI)

Inter-American Convention
on the Granting Of Civil Rights To Women

Anti-Trafficking in Persons Section

Key OAS Issues
Defending the Rights of Women