E.58 - Justice with a gender perspective

E.58 - Justice with a gender perspective
Reaffirm the commitment and political will of Latin America and the Caribbean, at the highest level, to combat and eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women, including domestic violence and femicide/feminicide, and actively promote awareness-raising regarding gender mainstreaming among law enforcement personnel.
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Priority measures 57 and 58 are aimed, in general, at eliminating the various forms of violence and discrimination against women. Priority measure 58 calls in particular for awareness-raising and instilling the gender perspective among law enforcement personnel.

As in the case of priority measure 57, this measure must recognize the particular situation of indigenous and Afro-descendent women and persons, and thereby complement priority measure 89 on eradicating violence against indigenous women and priority measure 93, which refers to the overlapping of inequalities in situations of racism and discrimination.

Related instruments, forums and mechanisms

As noted in the previous table, priority measures 57 and 58 are directly related to important specialized mechanisms, such as the Convention of Belém do Pará and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. Article 15 of the latter Convention provides, among other things, that “States Parties shall accord to women equality with men before the law”, and that “States Parties shall accord to women, in civil matters, a legal capacity identical to that of men and the same opportunities to exercise that capacity. In particular, they shall give women equal rights to conclude contracts and to administer property and shall treat them equally in all stages of procedure in courts and tribunals”. These provisions also relate to various agreements of the Quito, Brasilia and Santo Domingo Consensuses, as well as some of the targets proposed for the Sustainable Development Goals.

E. Gender equality