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May 23, 2024, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The anti-trafficking law of 2009 criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties from eight to 18 years’ imprisonment and a fine...However, 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 all labor exploitation and illegal adoption without the purpose of exploitation." (3). https://www.state.gov/reports/2023-trafficking-in-persons-report/guatemala "Selling sex is legal and no associated activities criminalised." (1). "Buying sex is not criminalized." (2). "Guatemala criminalises the 'promotion, inducing and facilitation of prostitution' as well as recruitment of people to participate in the trade." (3)....more
May 23, 2024, 9:56 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The anti-trafficking law of 2009 criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties from eight to 18 years’ imprisonment and a fine...However, 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 all labor exploitation and illegal adoption without the purpose of exploitation." (3). https://www.state.gov/reports/2023-trafficking-in-persons-report/guatemala "Selling sex is legal and no associated activities criminalised." (1). "Buying sex is not criminalized." (2). "Guatemala criminalises the 'promotion, inducing and facilitation of prostitution' as well as recruitment of people to participate in the trade." (3)....more
May 9, 2024, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

Is selling sex criminalised? Selling sex is legal and no associated activities criminalised. Is buying sex criminalised? No. Is organising/managing criminalised? Guatemala criminalises the 'promotion, inducing and facilitation of prostitution' as well as recruitment of people to participate in the trade
March 31, 2024, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

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March 30, 2024, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

According to the U.S. State Department's 2023 TIP report, Guatemala ranks as a Tier 2 country (85).
Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to 2022 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls (aged 15-49) in Guatemala who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 21 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Suriname, Tunisia, Vanuatu
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala, Suriname
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Guatemala was 96 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Guatemala is 37.1% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Guatemala is 73 years for women and 66 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Guatemala is 69.0 years for men and 75.0 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"20.6 births per 1000 population"
Aug. 11, 2023, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Under the absolute community or community of property regime, both spouses will administer the marital estate, either jointly or separately. Each spouse or partner has the free disposal of the assets that are registered in their name in the public records, without prejudice to the fact that they are liable to the other for the disposition that they make of the assets" (27). The most recent laws noted in the WomanStats Database (since 1963) relating to marital property ownership are still current as of December 2022 and no changes have been made as verified by consulting The Women, Business, and the Law database for 2022 (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
June 21, 2023, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Guatemala is patriarchal and the most gender unequal country in Latin America. Its traditional gender roles revolve around machismo, caballerismo, and marianismo. This means that in Guatemalan families, men are generally the strong, aggressive head of the family and provider, while women are the moral core of the family and handle the majority of household work and childcare" (para 5). With a patriarchal family structure, it is unlikely that women have an equal say in management of family assets (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cyprus, D R Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Togo, Ukraine, Vietnam
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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May 15, 2023, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Código Civil, Art. 1078 (2).
May 15, 2023, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Código Civil, Arts. 1078 y 1079 (2).
May 15, 2023, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law does not prohibit discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), a woman can register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business,...more
May 2, 2023, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

"[Guatemala has] low women’s participation rates in their military and police forces" (12).
May 2, 2023, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"[Guatemala has] low women’s participation rates in their military and police forces" (12).
May 2, 2023, 8:19 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

Table 3 titled “National Action Plans- status”, indicates the level of NAPS in these countries. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Paraguay are countries with NAPS. Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Uruguay are countries with NAPS under development. Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Peru are countries without NAPS (9).
May 2, 2023, 8:13 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Guatemala [has] developed NAPs" (2). "[T]he Women’s Ministry plays an important role in the development of a new NAP" (10). Table 5 titled “Gender Advisors and Gender Equity Offices,” lists the countries in the survey, the first column states whether the country has appointed Gender Advisors (GENAD), the second column indicates if the country has appointed gender focal points (GFP), the third column indicates if GENADs are assigned for [s]pecific missions, and the last column highlights if the country has gender equality offices/units. Argentina is the only country that has appointed Gender Advisors (GENAD). Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay are the only countries that has appointed gender focal points (GFP). Brazil,...more
May 2, 2023, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad/Tobago, Uruguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

Table 7 titled “Policy and Practice,” lists the countries in the survey and information on accommodations made for women in the military. All military positions are open to women in Argentina, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad, and Uruguay. All military positions are not open to women in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Paraguay. There are recruitment targets in Argentina for the military and it is unknown whether it is the same for the police. Brazil does not have recruitment targets since there are some caps in the military and local caps in the police. Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Peru all have no recruitment target...more
May 2, 2023, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad/Tobago, Uruguay
Variables: ATC-DATA-6, EWCMS-PRACTICE-2, EWCMS-LAW-1, EWCMS-LAW-2, EWCMS-LAW-4, EMCMS-LAW-1

Table 7 titled “Policy and Practice,” lists the countries in the survey and information on accommodations made for women in the military. All military positions are open to women in Argentina, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad, and Uruguay. All military positions are not open to women in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Paraguay. There are recruitment targets in Argentina for the military and it is unknown whether it is the same for the police. Brazil does not have recruitment targets since there are some caps in the military and local caps in the police. Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Peru all have no recruitment target...more
May 2, 2023, 7 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad/Tobago, Uruguay
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Table 6 titled “Women’s Participation as a percentage of the Total Force,” highlights each country in the survey, the percentage of women in their military, deployed, senior military women, percent of women in the police and senior policewomen. Argentina has 17.3% women in the military and 8% deployed. There is no data for the other categories. Brazil has 7.6% women in the military, 8% deployed and 9% of women are police. No data was provided for the percent of senior women in the military or police. Chile has 10% of women in military, 10% deployed, 34% of women in the Police force and 15% senior policewomen. No data was provided...more