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Latest items for Guatemala

Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 65.5 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala, Madagascar
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 7.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 91 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 6, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Many Latin American countries boast specific laws targeting violence against women, and several including Guatemala and Honduras have special courts and prosecutors to deal with femicides" (para 33)
Sept. 6, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Nieto, 41, fled Guatemala with her youngest son last summer after surviving years of sexual, physical and emotional abuse from her husband, who she married at the age of 12" (para 2). "In Guatemala, almost 10 women in every 100,000 are killed. In 2015, 854 women or 16 per week were murdered, in a country of 15 million people" (para 32). "Women and girls who dare report sexual abuse, rape and beatings by so-called loved ones are routinely failed by the deep-seated machismo that pervades public institutions" (para 35)
Sept. 6, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Just a few days later, Nieto was taken to the hospital after drinking a poison-laced cup of coffee prepared by her husband. Even then the authorities didn’t arrest him, and instead advised Nieto to get a divorce" (para 6-7)
Sept. 6, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"Nieto weeps and scratches at her arms as she explains that her own daughter was raped, by one of her brothers" (para 29)
Jan. 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"In their conversations with women involved in the programme, WFP staff heard how the programme has supported women's empowerment in a variety of ways. Training women to be peer advisors, and encouraging community authorities to recognize the work they do, has fostered women's leadership and enabled them to participate in community decision-making processes. The mother-to-mother support approach has opened up social spaces for women to connect outside the home, and built their capacity to reflect, analyse and find solutions to day-to-day problems related to their roles as carers. However, they also found that women are constrained in their ability to apply new knowledge by their subordinate position within the household....more
Jan. 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"To enable greater empowerment among women, WFP staff concluded that the programme needed two new elements. First, a human rights perspective should be incorporated into education strategies - educating women about their rights at the same time as building their understanding of good nutrition practices. Second, there is a need for sensitisation strategies directed at men, including young men, adults, leaders and community authorities. This will help create the conditions for women's rights to be recognised. As part of this, men should be involved in training on good feeding and childcare practices, to tackle the perception that this is solely the responsibility of women" (para 6).
Jan. 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Since 2013, WFP have been implementing a community education programme aimed at improving feeding and nutrition practices among indigenous women in the department of Totonicapán. The programme trains women to be 'peer advisors' who can advise and support other mothers in their communities on appropriate feeding and childcare practices. As well as doing home visits, peer advisors bring women together in 'mother-to-mother' groups, which meet regularly to learn and share experiences. Over 300 community educators have been trained through the programme, and more than 3,500 women have taken part in mother-to-mother groups. During the initial participatory action learning workshop for the WFP-IDS gender mainstreaming initiative, WFP staff reflected that, although...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"only half of mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months" (para 1).
Jan. 4, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"An average of 2 women are killed every day and only 2% of femicides are prosecuted, (9)". "Despite having achieved the Law against Femicide and other forms of Violence Against Women, the legacy of the civil war of the 60s has been pervasive. The country has a weak democracy and a corrupt government, which has produced a culture where there is limited accountability of state authorities, which results in impunity for those who kill women, (10)".
Jan. 4, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In a country of 15 million people, an estimated 6500 women were murdered between 2000 and 2012 […] In 2014, 766 women were murdered. An average of 2 women are killed every day and only 2% of femicides are prosecuted, (9)". "In 2
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Chile, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Malta, Nicaragua, Panama, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 18 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 10, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"This is one reason why enhancing leadership and participation of women in rural institutions is one of the four pillars of the initiative launched in September 2012 jointly by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), FAO, IFAD, and WFP. The program, Accelerating Progress toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women, will be implemented during its initial 5-year phase in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, and Rwanda. It is premised on the idea that economic and political empowerment are mutually supportive and should go hand in hand"(5)
Nov. 10, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"This is one reason why enhancing leadership and participation of women in rural institutions is one of the four pillars of the initiative launched in September 2012 jointly by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), FAO, IFAD, and WFP. The program, Accelerating Progress toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women, will be implemented during its initial 5-year phase in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Nepal, Niger, and Rwanda. It is premised on the idea that economic and political empowerment are mutually supportive and should go hand in hand"(5)
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Chad, Guatemala, Ireland, Malawi
Variables: AOM-LAW-1, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2015, four countries raised the age of marriage to 18: Chad, Guatemala, Ireland, and Malawi" (para 3).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

9.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

2.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

0.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 29, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“Guatemalan legislation upholds women’s rights to ownership, but the reality is less straightforward. There are no legal restrictions on women’s access to land, but the percentage of female landowners is extremely low. When land is allocated to a household, it is registered under the name of both spouses; however, when it is allocated to an individual, women benefit in only 10% of cases" (115)
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

7.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

0.0