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Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"This year, there have been 161 femicides and more than 20,000 complaints of violence against women, including almost 3,000 rapes. But the perpetrators don't fear any consequences: Fewer than 3% of sexual offenders end up behind bars, according to statistics from the past few years" (para 7).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2

"'Violence against women is part of everyday life here; it is normal, and no one is surprised when a new femicide comes to light,' said Quintela. 'Even as young girls, women are just objects that are sexually abused by their uncles, grandfathers or brothers. The result is thousands of teenage pregnancies every year'" (para 13). The consistent high rates of teenage pregnancies resulting from sexual abuse by family members may indicate that laws against incest are not adequately enforced (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"'Here, there is still the sexist attitude that women are not capable of making decisions, for example,' said Trujillo. 'That is why they earn a quarter less than their male colleagues and why there are just 10 women among the 340 mayors in Guatemala'" (para 11).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"'Violence against women is part of everyday life here; it is normal, and no one is surprised when a new femicide comes to light,' said Quintela. 'Even as young girls, women are just objects that are sexually abused by their uncles, grandfathers or brothers. The result is thousands of teenage pregnancies every year'" (para 12).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Luz Maria had found her dream job. At just 25, she began working at the Guatemalan department of public prosecution. Her main task as a criminologist was to take photographs of victims of violence and the scenes where it had taken place. She always said that her work gave a voice to people who had had their lives stolen from them. She had her own life stolen from her in mid-January. Garbage collectors found her body, wrapped in plastic, next to a canal in Guatemala City. She was the mother of a 1-year-old. Since then, her partner has been in pre-trial detention. Neighbors of the couple had regularly heard her...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Luz Maria had found her dream job. At just 25, she began working at the Guatemalan department of public prosecution. Her main task as a criminologist was to take photographs of victims of violence and the scenes where it had taken place. She always said that her work gave a voice to people who had had their lives stolen from them. She had her own life stolen from her in mid-January. Garbage collectors found her body, wrapped in plastic, next to a canal in Guatemala City. She was the mother of a 1-year-old. Since then, her partner has been in pre-trial detention. Neighbors of the couple had regularly heard her...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The few facilities for women where they can receive psychological and legal assistance after suffering sexual abuse or find temporary shelter are neglected by the government. 'The staff there often have to wait months to be paid,' said Quintela. 'As a consequence, many of them resign. The victims are the ones to suffer.' Women in Guatemala who have suffered abuse do not receive the necessary support. Quintela criticizes the fact that to this day, Guatemala does not consider violence against women to be a social problem. One glaring example: Victims of sexual violence are now able to report their abuse to a hotline, available in four languages. However, in Guatemala...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Luz Maria had found her dream job. At just 25, she began working at the Guatemalan department of public prosecution. Her main task as a criminologist was to take photographs of victims of violence and the scenes where it had taken place. She always said that her work gave a voice to people who had had their lives stolen from them. She had her own life stolen from her in mid-January. Garbage collectors found her body, wrapped in plastic, next to a canal in Guatemala City. She was the mother of a 1-year-old. Since then, her partner has been in pre-trial detention. Neighbors of the couple had regularly heard her...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Luz Maria had found her dream job. At just 25, she began working at the Guatemalan department of public prosecution. Her main task as a criminologist was to take photographs of victims of violence and the scenes where it had taken place. She always said that her work gave a voice to people who had had their lives stolen from them. She had her own life stolen from her in mid-January. Garbage collectors found her body, wrapped in plastic, next to a canal in Guatemala City. She was the mother of a 1-year-old. Since then, her partner has been in pre-trial detention. Neighbors of the couple had regularly heard her...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"'This is more a cemetery than a country,' one banner stated. The women called out: 'My girlfriends protect me, not the police.' But it says quite a lot about Guatemala that one of the initiators of the campaign, who worked in public administration, was fired shortly afterward" (para 10). "Carmen Quintela is another woman who wants to change this state of affairs. Quintela, a Spanish journalist, ended up in Guatemala eight years ago. Today, she is a member of the team running the most important independent news portal in the country, Ocote. The website recently exposed the rape of a woman by two policemen whom she had previously called for...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2

"'Violence against women is part of everyday life here; it is normal, and no one is surprised when a new femicide comes to light,' said Quintela. 'Even as young girls, women are just objects that are sexually abused by their uncles, grandfathers or brothers. The result is thousands of teenage pregnancies every year'" (para 13).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government has done little to introduce necessary, and long overdue, reforms. A year ago, as one of his first acts in office, President Alejandro Giammattei slashed the budget of the so-called Presidential Secretariat for Women, which is meant to protect women's rights" (para 15).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'We live here in a state that is incapable of protecting its women and where the political will to do so is lacking. This is compounded by the way society is so pervaded by machismo that violence against women is often not reported,' she said" (para 6).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"'We live here in a state that is incapable of protecting its women and where the political will to do so is lacking. This is compounded by the way society is so pervaded by machismo that violence against women is often not reported,' she said. This year, there have been 161 femicides and more than 20,000 complaints of violence against women, including almost 3,000 rapes. But the perpetrators don't fear any consequences: Fewer than 3% of sexual offenders end up behind bars, according to statistics from the past few years. 'The message you send to society with this is: "You can do anything here; there will be no consequences." And...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Silvia Trujillo was born in Uruguay and grew up in Argentina, but she said she first became a feminist in Guatemala. She moved there 20 years ago and has since worked both as a sociologist and the editor of La Cuerda, an internet portal with a 'feminist view on reality,' according to its website. 'We live here in a state that is incapable of protecting its women and where the political will to do so is lacking. This is compounded by the way society is so pervaded by machismo that violence against women is often not reported,' she said" (para 5-6). "But something is starting to change in Guatemala. Many...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"But in this extremely Catholic country, even women who have been the victims of rape are forbidden to have an abortion. A bid to amend the law three years ago was vehemently rejected. Abortions, which have always been a taboo topic in Guatemala, continue to be considered a criminal offense; many women end up in prison for years for having had one" (para 14).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'This is more a cemetery than a country,' one banner stated. The women called out: 'My girlfriends protect me, not the police.' But it says quite a lot about Guatemala that one of the initiators of the campaign, who worked in public administration, was fired shortly afterward" (para 10).
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Brunei, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Djibouti, El Salvador, Estonia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, North Korea, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 6, 2021, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador reported an increase in intrafamily violence" (para 9).
July 2, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In Guatemala, adolescent girls are at a high risk of being “disappeared,” with 8 out of every 10,000 girls between the ages of 15 and 17 reported missing each year" (para 8). Although reasons for disappearances vary by case, it is likely that many of these girls were trafficked (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-2

"No single law, including laws against sexual violence, deals directly with sexual harassment, although several laws refer to it. Human rights organizations reported sexual harassment was widespread" (p 17).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p 17).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, and sets penalties between five and 50 years in prison" (p 16).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"An estimated 39,000 children, primarily indigenous girls, worked as domestic servants and were often vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse. In the Mexican border area, there were reports of forced child labor in municipal dumps and in street begging" (p 27).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Public Ministry reported 2,571 reports of minor abuse of all types and 16 convictions from January through August" (p 18).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law establishes penalties of five to eight years for physical, economic, and psychological violence committed against women because of their gender" (p 17).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 18" (p 18).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Traditional and cultural practices, in addition to discrimination and institutional bias, however, limited the political participation of women and members of indigenous groups" (p 14).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Conditions for male and female prisoners were generally comparable throughout the country. Media and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) reported female and juvenile inmates faced continuing physical and sexual abuse. Female inmates reported unnecessary body searches and verbal abuse by prison guards. Children under age four could live in prison with their mothers, although the penitentiary system provided inadequate food for young children and many suffered from illness" (p 4-5).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"According to LGBTI rights groups, gay and transgender individuals often experienced police abuse. LGBTI groups claimed women experienced specific forms of discrimination such as forced marriages and forced pregnancies through 'corrective rape,' although these incidents were rarely, if ever, reported to authorities" (p 21).