Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :21.2 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 8.5 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :29.5 % (3)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :119 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :122 (5)

Guatemala Search Data

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National Plan for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women 2020-2029

Guatemala | 2020 | 2029

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Secretariat Against Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons

Guatemala | 2020

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Inter-institutional Coordinator against Labor Exploitation and Child Labor

Guatemala | 2019

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Isabel-Claudina Alert

Guatemala | 2018

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Call Centers to Protect Women

Guatemala | 2018

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Strategy for the Prevention of Violence and Crime 2017-2027

Guatemala | 2017 | 2027

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Ley Orgánica del Instituto para la Atención Integral y Protección a Víctimas de Violencia

Guatemala | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Ley de Búsqueda Inmediata de Mujeres Desaparecidas

Guatemala | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Edad mínima para contraer matrimonio (18 años)

Guatemala | 2015

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Encuesta Nacional sobre Violencia y Clima Escolar

Guatemala | 2015

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS), Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), ICF Internacional, 2015. Encuesta Nacional de Salud Materno Infantil 2014-2015. Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS), Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), ICF Internacional, 2015. Encuesta Nacional de Salud Materno Infantil 2014-2015. Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2021, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2020.


(5) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2021.