Violence against women in Guatemala

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A woman from Guatemala.

Violence against women in Guatemala reached severe levels during the long-running Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996), and the continuing impact of that conflict has contributed to the present high levels of violence against women in that nation.[1] The total occurrences of femicide in Guatemala by the end of November 2011 were around 650 women killed; in 2010 the murder rate was 9 per 100,000 women, versus 41 per 100,000 for males.[2]


  1. ^ Villareal, Ryan (January 18, 2013). "Half The Sky Is Falling: Systemic Violence Against Women In Guatemala Ripples From Brutal Civil War". International Business Times. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Allison, Mike (11/30/11). "'Femicide' in Guatemala: Does the concept obscure more than it illuminates?". Christian Science Monitor. 

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