8. Statute of the Inter-American Commission of Women (2008)
(Adopted at the Twenty-ninth Assembly of CIM Delegates, Washington, D.C., United States of America, 18 November 2008)
CHAPTER II. OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS
Article 2. The purpose of the Commission is to promote and protect women's rights, and to support the member states in their efforts to ensure full exercise of civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights that will make possible equal participation by women and men in all aspects of society, so that women and men will share, fully and equally, both the benefits of development and responsibility for the future.