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April 8, 2011 - Versión en Español

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Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (Inmujeres)...that in Mexico, government agencies have been actively working to strengthen the actions of the Federal Government to guarantee the right of women to a life free of violence? Mexico established a National Commission to prevent and eradicate violence against women in compliance with its General Law on Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence and in accordance with international agreements in the field of women’s rights ratified by the Mexican State. This also reflects a fulfillment of Summits commitments. In order to reach a wider audience and create greater awareness, a media campaign was also launched to highlight this issue.

Paragraph 11, Fifth Summit of the Americas: We commit to strengthening the institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, including, where applicable, the Mechanism to Follow Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women “Convention of Belém do Pará” and its funding..."

Inter-American Commission of Women works to eliminate violence against women

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