During the conflict, an army of around 40,000 men and a civilian defence force of approximately one million were trained to commit acts of violence against women. When the war ended and these men returned home, they got no help in readjusting. Lane’s main inspiration as a feminist activist is the aunt after whom she is named. She never met her father’s sister, but her story helps draw a direct line between the social instability of today and Guatemala’s 36-year civil war.
A roadmap has been designed to deploy GIS to better monitor coffee farms, especially those of women. During the activity, a medium-term project was presented by the Law Society, which aims to build an evidence-based business case for women in the legal profession. The second part of the discussion gave Conchita Mazariegos, former president of the Constitutional Court and María Mercedes Castro, in-house lawyer for Chiquita Banana the space to share their experiences, challenges and obstacles in the judiciary. The purpose of the activity was to encourage the legal profession in Guatemala to take stronger leadership in tackling gender inequalities in the judicial sector. We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use GOV.UK, remember your settings and improve government services.
- These are some of the horrifying consequences of 36 years of civil war in Guatemala from 1960 through 1996.
- Finally, Alejandra Colom moderated an exchange around the importance of readdressing gender inequalities in the legal sector among legal academics, legal practitioners, in-house counsels, law firms, and relevant civil society organisations.
- Since 2015, Carmen has delivered capacity building workshops for Mujerave’s Community-Based Education Program.
- There are about 10,000 cases of reported rape per year, but the total number is likely much higher because of under-reporting due to social stigma.
- PL assisted in study design and in the analysis and interpretation of the qualitative data.
- Judge Gloria Porras, a lawyer who is widely known for her commitment to combating impunity and corruption, is the latest victim of this process.
Because these are routinely available medications and the study does not testing their effectiveness as contraceptives, there are no criteria for discontinuing or modifying allocated interventions for a given trial participant such as changing the drug dosing. Women are, however, screened for contraindications to the contraceptive methods provided using the Medical Eligibility Criteria. The nurses have the eligibility criteria chart in Spanish, laminated, and included in their kit for use during study enrollment. As this is a pragmatic trial, there are no restrictions on care and interventions that are permitted or prohibited during the trial. For example, if a participant did not initiate a contraceptive method and wishes to, she can seek the method in the community. Conversely, if she chose a method and opted for the implant but does not like it, she is free to remove it at any time. The nurses will either remove it in the home setting or advise the woman to present to the Center for Human Development where they can remove it and potentially initiate a new method.
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In 2016, she joined the Weavers’ Councils National Movement (Ruchajixik ri qana’ojb’äl). In 2017, they filed legal action against the State of Guatemala before the Constitutional Court and demanded legal reform to achieve the right to collective intellectual property for the creations. The legal process is ongoing but has created awareness of copyright issues and Indigenous rights.
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Yet Guatemala not only refuses to try or extradite Ríos Montt, despite an international arrest warrant issued in Madrid, but he is now a congressman. Women also struggle to access social services such as education and health and are more often the victims of violent crime. According to the Public Ministry, women from Guatemala violence against women is the most commonly reported crime in Guatemala with 51,906 complaints filed in 2018. A report from the KIND Foundation shows that six out of ten migrating women are raped during their journey, and girls traveling alone and LGBTI are at high risk of trafficking in persons.
That coup in turn sparked Guatemala’s bloody civil war which lasted until 1996. A post-war UN-led Truth Commission Report concluded that during the conflict, an estimated 200,000 people were killed or disappeared, that rape was commonly used as a weapon of war, and that the Guatemalan state bore responsibility for the majority of the atrocities. It also concluded that agents of the state committed acts of genocide, since 83% of their victims were Maya and most of the conflict’s 626 documented massacres were of Maya communities. The nurse teams are comprised of two nurses, who are responsible for a segment of the communities in the region. There are ten communities in the Madres Sanas program that were combined into eight clusters; our biostastician did this in order to achieve similar cluster sizes, which was determined by the number of births in the communities in 2017. Because our study enrolls women at their final Madres Sanas visit, which is a postpartum visit that occurs about forty days out from delivery, the cluster size was based on delivery volume of the communities. The nurse teams are assigned by the nursing supervisor to their respective communities.
Women around the world suffered to access reproductive and sexual healthcare during the coronavirus crisis. “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.”