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The International Community versus Femicide


The International Community versus Femicide

26 March

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2


At this round table session, prominent figures in academia, activism and senior civil service will discuss crimes against the lives of women from the perspective of international organisms such as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations (UN) and reflect on the role of the international community as a whole.


  • Adriana Quiñones (Colombia), Country Representative for UN Women Guatemala, led the first fund to provide specific aid for gender equality at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in Washington, DC

  • Christian Courtis (Argentina), Gender and Women's Rights Advisor for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is a professor (on extended leave of absence) at the University of Buenos Aires Law School and visiting professor at the ITAM in Mexico

  • Luz Patricia Mejía (Venezuela) is Technical Secretary of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) of the Organization of American States (OAS)

Moderated by: Adilia de las Mercedes, director of the Association of Guatemalan Women (AMG)

Coordinated by: Association of Guatemalan Women (AMG)

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