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Guatemala-Universal Periodic Review-CEDAW-September 2023

Date: September 11, 2023
Country: Guatemala
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Gender-Based Violence, Women's Rights
Mechanism: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Report Type: Shadow/Parallel Report
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Since Guatemala's last review in 2017, widespread and systemic violence has continued, with threats and extortion carried out by gangs acting with impunity. Women, especially victims of sexual and domestic violence, remain most vulnerable to violence, extortion, and institutional lack of accountability. The Advocates has received direct information about the human rights violations detailed in this submission from clients in the Guatemalan diaspora who have fled Guatemala to seek asylum in the United States. In August 2022, the Advocates for Human Rights submitted a Suggested List of Issues to this Committee. The current report summarizes and updates the information in that report regarding Guatemala's compliance with The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women for the Committee's 85 (PSWG) Pre-Sessional Working Group.