Guatemala Participates in Meetings for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Seprem authorities share progress in Guatemala in support of women.

by Victor Cojulún

Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN- The Presidential Secretariat for Women -Seprem- participated in the 86th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women -CEDAW-.

Guatemala was represented at the meeting by a delegation led by the head of Seprem, Ana Leticia Aguilar Theissen.

During her speech, Secretary Aguilar shared Government progress concerning strategies to protect women’s rights.

She also emphasized that these advancements have been developed based on meetings and recommendations provided in previous years.

Furthermore, she discussed the follow-up process regarding the generation of methods to advance the mainstreaming of public policy actions for gender equity within the state.

Comprehensive Development for Women

Seprem authorities highlighted the work carried out through the National Policy for the Promotion and Comprehensive Development of Women.

This initiative has created programs to provide care and development for girls and women throughout the national territory.

Additionally, it promotes the development of guidelines for planning programs and policies that prioritize assistance to girls and women in the country.

The Guatemalan delegation also discussed assisting migrant women who are victims of violence through the consular care protocol. This protocol is executed with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Mexico, and the United Nations.

Among the advancements, Seprem authorities mentioned the institutionalization of Comprehensive Support Centers for Women Survivors of Violence -Caimus- and the Integral Care Model for Women Victims of Violence, known as I’x Kem Maimi.

Committee Against Violence

CEDAW is an organization that brings together independent experts responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

This entity comprises women’s rights experts worldwide who aim to create changes that improve women’s quality of life.

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