It is with pleasure and enthusiasm
that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights launches a new series of occasional
specialized studies with this report on the Status of Women in the Americas.
The Commission looks forward to
publishing additional studies in the future regarding different questions of human rights.
We anticipate that this new series will fill an existing lacuna in the
At the same time we believe that the
creation of a new series will further stimulate new initiatives in the Inter-American
community in areas less traditionally treated in the literature on the International Law
of Human Rights.
Jorge E. Taiana
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