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date: 11 May 2021

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At first glance, the Organization of American States (OAS) appears to have been slow to recognize and embrace the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda, much less take concrete steps to implement it. The OAS is not clearly mentioned in the Global Study of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, and the resolution appears in very few OAS documents. This chapter demonstrates, however, that a closer look at the inter-American system indicates that important work is under way on the WPS agenda. Specifically, the OAS’s Inter-American Commission of Women has long been an important norm entrepreneur and protagonist in advancing women’s human rights and, more recently, in working to end violence against women in the Americas through the Convention of Belém do Pará. The complicated security challenges that the OAS must confront today (namely human trafficking) are highly gendered. This chapter argues, therefore, that going forward the global WPS agenda must be translated meaningfully and explicitly into national and local policies.

Keywords: OAS, Inter-American Commission of Women, human trafficking

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