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June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Reports of sexual violence perpetrated by medical personnel and the coercive sterilization of women with disabilities, including women who are institutionalized in the Federico Mora Mental Health Hospital" (6).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"It also notes the approval of a protocol for therapeutic abortion that seeks to guarantee the life and health of women (…) Absence of measures to implement the Committee’s previous recommendations to revise legislation criminalizing abortion and to prevent unsafe abortions (CEDAW/C/GUA/CO/7, para. 36)" (12).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee acknowledges the challenges that the State party faces in addressing the causes of persistent economic and social inequality, poverty, exclusion and lack of access to land and productive resources for women, in particular indigenous women and Garifuna and non-Garifuna women of African descent, and the pressing need for increased and more efficient revenue collection to finance social expenditure" (2). "The multiple barriers to women’s access to justice, including the limited coverage of the justice system, especially in remote locations, poverty and linguistic barriers, which act as deterrents to filing complaints, as well as the scarcity of entry points for women to access the justice system at the local...more
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee takes note of the information provided by the State party on the ongoing elaboration of the public policy for the protection of human rights defenders. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that women human rights defenders in the State party, including indigenous women defending land rights and environmental resources, women advocating protection from gender-based violence and women defending the human rights of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons, are increasingly subject to attacks, sexual violence, intimidation, stigmatization, criminalization of their activities, illegal detention and defamation campaigns against them. It is also concerned that social protest is oppressed by using gender-based violence, including sexual violence, against women...more
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is also concerned about the high number of unregistered marriages" (15).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Decree No. 18-2016 creating positions of specialized prosecutors, within the Office of the Public Prosecutor, for the crimes of trafficking in persons and of femicide" (2). "The multiple barriers to women’s access to justice, including the limited coverage of the justice system, especially in remote locations, poverty and linguistic barriers, which act as deterrents to filing complaints, as well as the scarcity of entry points for women to access the justice system at the local level, such as police stations, health centres, schools and churches (...) The insufficient capacity of law enforcement officials to investigate and prosecute cases and the resulting high level of impunity for perpetrators of gender-based violence...more
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes legal amendments to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 years and the elimination of any exemptions from that age (Decrees Nos. 8-2015 and 13-2017). Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that many girls are still getting married or entering into a union, with serious negative consequences for their health and education" (15).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation recent the pilot initiatives, which have received international support, on penitentiary reform, including non-custodial alternatives to the pretrial detention of women and men, such as electronic monitoring bracelets. The Committee is concerned, however, that 50 per cent of the women being held in custody are in pretrial preventive detention. It notes with concern the overcrowded and deplorable conditions in places of detention for women, as well as reported cases of gender-based violence, the depriving of lesbian and transgender women of partner visits and the use of isolation as punishment. It also notes with concern the inadequate accommodation of pregnant women and women in detention with...more
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the disproportionate levels of poverty among women and the lack of initiatives to increase tax collection for social expenditure" (13). Specific data not provided (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2, ATDW-PRACTICE-1, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Decree No. 27-2010 amending the Civil Code and the Penal Code to eliminate provisions that discriminate against women in relation to marriage, divorce and the presumption of paternity" (2).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"It is also concerned about the absence of temporary special measures to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality between women and men in political and public life, education and employment" (5). "The Committee reiterates its concern about discrimination against women in employment, the lack of social and labour protection that women are afforded, owing to the precarious nature of their work in agriculture, the maquiladora industry and the local production of food and the segregation of most women into the lowest-paid occupations, in particular in informal occupations, including domestic labour. It is also concerned about the persistence of child labour and the limited information on eradication strategies. The Committee notes...more
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Decree No. 9-2016 on the immediate conduct of searches for disappeared women and the establishment of a related mechanism" (2). "Decree No. 18-2016 creating positions of specialized prosecutors, within the Office of the Public Prosecutor, for the crimes of trafficking in persons and of femicide" (2).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"It also notes the approval of a protocol for therapeutic abortion that seeks to guarantee the life and health of women" (12).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation that the right to equality is enshrined in article 4 of the Constitution and that the State party has made efforts to adopt laws and mechanisms for the advancement of women. It remains concerned, however, about the absence of a comprehensive article in the Constitution on the right to non discrimination, in line with articles 1 and 2 (b) of the Convention, as well as of legislation on the prohibition of all forms of discrimination, including sanctions for such discrimination" (3).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The insufficient capacity of law enforcement officials to investigate and prosecute cases and the resulting high level of impunity for perpetrators of gender-based violence against women, often owing to corruption, the lack of independence of the judiciary or the influence that powerful non-State actors exert on judges, including through assassinations and threats of violence" (4). "Pervasiveness of gender-based violence against women and girls in the State party, including the alarming and increasing rates of femicide, hate crimes against lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons, domestic violence, and rape and incest resulting in forced pregnancy, and the absence of reliable disaggregated data and of effective preventive strategies. Low number...more
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2009; (b) Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in 2012" (2).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee further notes the pressure from groups that campaign against women’s rights, and the increasing risk of setbacks and reversals in the achievement of women’s substantive equality" (2-3).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"It is concerned about the inadequate management of development processes, the fragmentation of small programmes for social development, which are insufficiently monitored and evaluated, and the lack of a coherent policy on social protection and compensation programmes for women, especially women heads of households" (13).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes with concern the persistence in the State party of discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and society, whereby women are widely regarded as subordinate to men. Such stereotypes contribute to the perpetuation of high levels of violence against women and girls, including femicide, sexual and domestic violence, harassment and abuse" (5).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the approval of the Migration Code (Decree No. 44-2016), which incorporates a human rights-based approach and reflects the specific situation of women on the move. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the following: (a) Lack of regulations to implement the Migration Code; (b) Absence of a policy to protect the rights of women migrant workers" (14).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"It is also concerned about the continued low representation of women in elected and appointed decision-making positions; women hold only two ministerial posts and account for just 27 per cent of heads of mission in the foreign service, 16 per cent of members of Congress and less than 3 per cent of mayors" (9).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Insufficient resources allocated to the prevention of such violence and to victim support services, including shelters" (6).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the high incidence of trafficking in women and girls, in particular indigenous women, women of African descent and rural women, for purposes of forced labour and sexual exploitation" (8).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"Persistently high rates of maternal mortality, early pregnancy and malnutrition, in particular among indigenous women and girls" (12).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"It notes the initiative by the Ministry of Labour to provide alternative income-generating opportunities for women who wish to leave prostitution" (8).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Decree No. 13-2017 amending the Civil Code to set the minimum age for marriage or entering into union at 18 years of age for women and men without exceptions" (2). "The Committee welcomes legal amendments to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 years and the elimination of any exemptions from that age (Decrees Nos. 8-2015 and 13-2017)" (15).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Vulnerability to trafficking for purposes of labour or sexual exploitation of internally displaced women and their families and of women who have been deported to the State party" (8). "Lack of data on the situation of internally displaced women and their families and the multiple reasons for their displacement, including forced evictions from land, violence and threats against them by State and private actors or companies or by organized crime syndicates or gangs and environmental degradation" (14).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Decree No. 18-2016 creating positions of specialized prosecutors, within the Office of the Public Prosecutor, for the crimes of trafficking in persons and of femicide" (2).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"It is also concerned about the absence of temporary special measures to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality between women and men in political and public life, education and employment" (5). "The Committee notes with appreciation the State party’s efforts to develop a bilingual education system and to provide culturally appropriate education to girls and boys. It remains concerned, however, at the significant level of illiteracy and the poor level of numeracy among girls and women, in particular indigenous girls and women. It is concerned about the disproportionately low enrolment and high dropout rates of girls in the education system, owing to multiple factors, including poverty, violence and harassment on...more
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"It is also concerned about the absence of temporary special measures to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality between women and men in political and public life, education and employment" (5). "The Committee is concerned that the principle of gender equality, parity and the alternation of men and women for the nomination of candidates within political parties were not included in recent amendments to the Elections and Political Parties Act, notwithstanding two favourable decisions by the Constitutional Court, and that women who stand for public office, including indigenous women and women of African descent, continue to face obstacles" (9).