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5. Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women “Conventión of Belém do Pará” (1994)
(Adopted at the Twenty-fourth Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, Belém do Pará, Brazil, 9 June 1994)





Article 8

The States Parties agree to undertake progressively specific measures, including programs:


b. to modify social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women, including the development of formal and informal educational programs appropriate to every level of the educational process, to counteract prejudices, customs and all other practices which are based on the idea of the inferiority or superiority of either of the sexes or on the stereotyped roles for men and women which legitimize or exacerbate violence against women;

c. to promote the education and training of all those involved in the administration of justice, police and other law enforcement officers as well as other personnel responsible for implementing policies for the prevention, punishment and eradication of violence against women;