Los derechos de las personas con discapacidad en Guatemala representan una asignatura pendiente, tanto para el Organismo Ejecutivo (encargado de la administración pública) como para el Congreso de la República (desde su función legislativa), lo anterior dado que la corriente de equiparación en derechos humanos de las personas con discapacidad en su legislación vigente aún… Continue reading Cómo se ganó el primer caso guatemalteco de los derechos de las personas con discapacidad
History of Guatemala and the CRPD Guatemala ratified the CRPD and Optional Protocol in April 2009. Guatemala’s disability law is from 1996 and therefore predates the country’s ratification of the CRPD. As of March 2017, Guatemala is in the process of finalizing a new law on disability which will replace the 1996 Law on the… Continue reading Guatemala and the CRPD
Guatemala has only one major national law that addresses the rights of people with disabilities. The Law for the Integral Attention to People with Disabilities–Decree No. 135-96–was enacted in 1996. As of February 2017, draft bill 5127 was approved during its third hearing in Guatemalan Congress. Law 5125 is pending final approval of articles.
Women and girls with disabilities are frequently at high risk for gender-based violence including domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, and coerced abortion and sterilization. Some programs have been successful in preventing, eliminating, and responding to violence, exploitation, and abuse against women and girls with disabilities. The publication, Making it Work initiative on gender and disability inclusion:… Continue reading Making Violence Prevention Programs Work for Women with Disabilities
Introduction Indigenous women and girls with disabilities face marginalization, discrimination, and exclusion on the basis of their indigenous identity, their gender, and their disability status. Protecting their human rights may require both domestic advocacy (within your country) and also regional or international advocacy. In North, Central, and South America, indigenous women with disabilities can use… Continue reading Using the Inter-American Human Rights System