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Demanding Women's Human Rights in Guatemala: At a Glance

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, UN

Women and girls in Guatemala face widespread violence and discrimination. More often than not, the perpetrators of these crimes walk free.

Indigenous women, women in prisons and women working in maquilas (sweatshops) face particularly high rates of violence and discrimination.

In March 2012, MADRE and our partners  presented a report before the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations on violations of women’s human rights in Guatemala. This report also offers recommendations to ensure that the rights of women and girls in Guatemala are protected.

Click here for a summary of that report.

Click here to read the full report.

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