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July 2, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to the CIA World Factbook 2020 estimates, the male/female sex ratio at birth in Guatemala is 1.05. The estimated male/female sex ratio for childhood (0-14) is 1.04.
June 21, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Male rape has been documented as a weapon of wartime or political aggression in countries including Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chechnya, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, South Africa, the former Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe."
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 17 out of 225 military and police contributions from Guatemala to the UN are women.
June 18, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-3

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June 18, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Finland, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-2

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June 13, 2020, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"There are no specific laws or legal provisions against female genital mutilation in Latin America" (para 13)
June 7, 2020, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women is 25.05% [17.88-34.54]
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Azerbaijan, Belize, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Ireland, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Central African Rep, Colombia, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chile, China, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

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May 27, 2020, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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May 27, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2012-2014, SEPREM advised on implementation of PNPDIM in 291 Government entities, including OMM, and provided information on this policy’s areas of intervention to 642 women’s organizations that channel their demand for services to Government institutions" (15).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Article 45 of the Nationality Law (Decree No. 1613) provides that a Guatemalan woman married to a foreign national shall retain her nationality, unless she opts for that of her husband. She also retains it if she acquires the husband’s nationality solely because foreign legislation so requires. She shall only be presumed to have adopted his nationality if she, jointly or separately, uses a passport corresponding to her husband’s nationality. This presumption is automatic in the sense that it does not allow any evidence to the contrary. However, the presumption shall cease if she uses that passport solely to visit her husband’s country. This means that the woman can obtain...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"In 2010, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPAS), which directs HIV/AIDS prevention launched the ‘Get yourself tested’ campaign, pursuant to Government Decision No. 827-2010. Between 2011 and 2013, the test was administered in 21 departments in Guatemala" (32).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"As for women in decision-making positions, the figures show very little participation by women in all institutions in the 2009-2012 period. In 14 ministries in 2012 the numbers of men and women were roughly equal. Of the 42 vice-ministers, only 12 were women. There were only three women Secretaries of State, compared to 17 men" (23). "Most of the candidates for elective office are men, who therefore have an advantage. In 2011, a woman was appointed Vice-President of the Republic" (23).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The women mainly choose social science and education oriented studies, while the men opt for courses in the ‘exact sciences’" (27).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In the Public Prosecution Service (Ministerio Público (MP)), steps were taken in-house to eliminate gender discrimination, as evidenced by the hiring of 11,285 women between 2008 and 2014 to positions ranging from the highest (Attorney General) to technical staff positions. Staff received training on the implications of the principle of equality and respect for victims" (23). "The Supreme Court for the 2014-2019 term comprises 13 judges, elected by Congress, 5 of whom are women" (23).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"An agreement was signed with AID, USAID and the TSE Local Governance Project, the results of which can be seen in voter registration records for the 2011 general elections, which show 7,340,841 persons registered as eligible to vote, 51 per cent of whom (3,736,169) were women, up 4 per cent compared to the 2007 elections" (23).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"CONALFA reported that, between 2010 and 2014, 24 municipalities were declared to be free from illiteracy in the internationally accepted sense of reaching a level at which less than 4 per cent of the population is illiterate (given that there are always segments of the population that, due to age, health or disability cannot take part in the educational process. (...) For the country as a whole, the literacy rate has increased to 85.54 per cent. Nationwide, the illiteracy rate stands at 14.46 per cent. For various institutional reasons, in recent years more emphasis has been placed on expanding literacy in the Spanish language)" (27). "Thanks to the programmes promoted...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Article 79 of the aforementioned law establishes that the children of Guatemalans born outside the national territory, even if their Guatemalan nationality has not been determined, shall be granted permission to enter Guatemala or a permit shall be stamped in their parents’ passport. A female foreign national who marries a Guatemalan outside the Republic and for that reason loses her nationality shall be granted the aforementioned permit, for which a statement by her shall suffice" (25). "To ensure equality in all its dimensions, the legal framework enacted by the Congress of the Republic in 2010 reforms the Civil Code, which contained provisions approved by heads of State in past decades....more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"In that framework, FONTIERRAS determined that in the period between 2012 and 2025 women may be beneficiaries in the articles of incorporation of legal persons, as envisaged at article 3 (b) and (c). For its part, article 20 provides, ‘Guatemalan men and women peasant farmers, shall be beneficiaries, whether considered individually or having organized to gain access to land and agricultural/livestock, forestry, and hydro-biological production. In the framework of its projects it shall stimulate the participation of women peasant farmers both individually and collectively organized.’ Accordingly, it has facilitated access to land through its programmes ‘Access to land purchases and productive development’ and ‘Land regularization’. The names of both spouses...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) is implementing the Institutional Policy for Gender Equality and 2013-2018 Strategic Framework and has formed a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture/Rural Women Bilateral Institutional Committee" (15). "Within the gender equality framework for modifying traditional patterns of behaviour in Guatemalan society, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MINECO) implemented: (a) the ‘Rural Women Entrepreneurs’ project to facilitate the inclusion of women in Guatemala’s economic development. This programme seeks to create business management capabilities that enable women to overcome the divides traditionally excluding them from opportunities to access new markets, financial services, technical assistance and training and thereby enhance their economic and social development; (b) training...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Between the National Income and Employment Survey (ENEI) carried out in 2012 and the survey done in the first half 2013, underemployment fell by 1 per cent (in the case of women, from 41.2 per cent in 2012 to 35.3 per cent in 2013)" (30).
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Law for Healthy Maternity and its enabling regulation, Government Decision No. 65-2012, were approved in Decree No. 32-2010. They set out to establish the legal framework for implementing mechanisms to improve the health and quality of life for women and new-born infants; promote human development by providing women with universal, timely and cost-free access to information and quality services with a gender and ethnic perspective before and during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, in order to prevent and gradually eradicate maternal and neonatal mortality (...) c) article 29, on penalties for common-law spouses reads: 'the man cohabiting with the woman shall permit, promote and facilitate her having access...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"However, article 173 and 173 bis of the Criminal Code, which characterizes the offences of sexual assault and rape, remains in effect with respect to the punishments of between 8 and 12 years of prison for those who have sexual relations with minors (under 14 years of age)" (10). "Title IV of Decree No. 9-2009, Law on Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons, addresses ‘punishments for the offences of sexual violence, exploitation and trafficking in persons’ in articles 20 to 57, introduces amendments and repeals part of the legal framework, including the Civil Code, the Criminal Code and related laws approved by Congress. Most of the changes increase sentences...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The Housing Trust (FIV) is an entity set up in 2013 that: (a) disburses subsidies for the purchase of lots with utility connections that have benefited 2,358 families, in which some 60 per cent (1,415 cases) are female-headed households and around 40 per cent (943 cases) are male-headed; (b) in 2013 and 2014, awarded 20,711 subsidies nationwide for building or buying homes, of which 12,427 were to women heads of household (60 per cent) and 8,284 were to male household heads (40 per cent)" (36). "The State land regularization programme issued 23,395 title deeds between 2000 and 2014, benefiting 66,295 families. Of the persons who benefited from the legal certification...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"In 2013, in other social institutions, women numbered as follows: one on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce; one on the Advisory Council of the Guatemalan General Confederation of Workers; one in the Guatemalan-American Chamber of Commerce; two on the Board on the Association of Economists, Certified Public Accountants, and Business Administrators; one on the Board of the Association of Engineers; two in the Coordinating Office for NGOs and Cooperatives in Guatemala. The Political and Technical Commission for Women, Children and Adolescents was mostly comprised of women" (24). "In 2012, the State of Guatemala produced its national employment policy entitled ‘Generating safe, decent and high-quality jobs 2012-2021’, based on...more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Government Decision No. 463-2013 amending GD 831-2000, Enabling Regulation for the Law to Prevent, Punish and Eradicate Domestic Violence, established that the National Coordination Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women (CONAPREVI) will operate in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior (MINGOB), through the Office of the Third Vice-Minister in charge of Violence and Crime Prevention. It also expanded coverage by including the Secretariat against Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (SVET) and the Office for the Defence of Indigenous Women (DEMI), which is being relaunched in view of the importance attached to it at the highest level of Governmen" (10).