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Objectives:

  1. Empowerment and participation of women,
  2. Training and development of women,
  3. Respect for women’s human rights,
  4. Women’s leadership for peace-building,
  5. Dignified and transformational reparation of human rights violations for women in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Commentary:

Guatemala’s NAP is rooted in the country’s own history with violence. Recognizing the institutional legacy of colonialism, the NAP also pays tribute to the sexual violence and disappearances experienced by women, especially indigenous Mayan women in the Guatemalan conflict. The NAP then reviews the peace process and current participation of women in the legislature, in the judiciary, and in the military. While the judicial sector has made more progress than the military, the NAP notes that women are still underrepresented in all sectors. It also pays special attention to the need for intersectionality and attention to ethnicity, especially in representing indigenous women.

Civil Society:

ivil society played a minimal role in consulting with the government about the creation of this NAP. However, the plan does recognize the strong presence of women’s civil society groups in the country and identifies them as a key player in supporting women’s leadership in peace-building initiatives.

Peacekeeping statistics:

Staff Officers: 2 out of 14

Experts on Mission: 8 out of 14

Troops: 4 out of 148


References:

https://www.wpsnaps.org/nap/guatemalan-national-action-plan/

https://www.wpsnaps.org/app/uploads/2019/09/Guatemala-NAP-2017_DP160100212.pdf



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