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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The anti-trafficking law of 2009 criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties from eight to 18 years’ imprisonment. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Inconsistent with the definition of trafficking under international law, the law did not consider the use of force, fraud, or coercion as an essential element of an adult trafficking offense. The law defined trafficking broadly to include labor exploitation and illegal adoption without the purpose of exploitation" (222).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"Authorities repatriated four Guatemalan victims from abroad in 2018. Authorities repatriated two Honduran trafficking victims in coordination with foreign consular officials and in accordance with an established protocol. Civil society expressed concern some adult foreign victims chose to leave shelters and return to their home countries due to lengthy investigation processes" (222). "Guatemalan law provided legal alternatives to the removal of foreign victims who may face hardship or retribution upon return to their home countries, but all known foreign victims opted for repatriation. Foreign victims had the same access to care as domestic trafficking victims" (223).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Guatemala, and traffickers exploit victims from Guatemala abroad. Traffickers exploit Guatemalan women, transgender persons, girls, and boys in sex trafficking within the country and in Mexico, the United States, Belize, and other foreign countries. Foreign child sex tourists, predominantly from Canada, the United States, and Western Europe, as well as Guatemalan men, patronize child sex trafficking victims for commercial sex acts. Traffickers exploit women and children from other Latin American countries and the United States in sex trafficking in Guatemala. Traffickers exploit Guatemalan men, women, and children in forced labor within the country, often in...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Guatemala does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Guatemala was upgraded to Tier 2. These efforts included investigating more traffickers, dedicating additional resources to increase judicial and prosecutorial capacity outside the capital, identifying and providing services to more victims, increasing funding for victim services, developing several new victim identification and assistance protocols, and launching several new awareness-raising campaigns, including for vulnerable populations. The Public Ministry provided social workers and psychologists to serve as liaisons between prosecutors and victims, accompany victims through...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 371 trafficking victims (308 female victims and 63 male victims) in 2018, compared with 316 in 2017, 484 in 2016, and 673 in 2015. Reported data did not specify the types of trafficking involved in those cases" (222).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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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).