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Latest items for Guatemala

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Guatemala (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Guatemala of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 34% of the total labor force in Guatemala (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Guatemala can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Guatemala can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (91). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Guatemala provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Guatemala can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Guatemala can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (91). A woman in Guatemala can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Guatemala law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Guatemala is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment, or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Guatemala is free and compulsory (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Guatemala (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Guatemala, there is no legislation designating who can legally hold head of household status (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Guatemala law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Guatemala law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Guatemala are not legally required to obey their husbands (91). In Guatemala, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Guatemala can work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (91). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Guatemala (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Guatemala (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Guatemala (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Guatemala provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Guatemala of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (91). Parents in Guatemala are not able to work flexibly (91). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Guatemala can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Guatemala can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (91). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Guatemala, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (91).
April 5, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Guatemala (91).
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0