The Hidden Challenge to Development: Gender Based Violence in Guatemala

Citation:

Blanco, Blanca, and Lorna Hayes. 2007. “The Hidden Challenge to Development: Gender Based Violence in Guatemala.” Trócaire Development Review, 47-64.

Authors: Blanca Blanco, Lorna Hayes

Abstract:

This article examines past and current violence against women in Guatemala from a socio-economic and political context. The authors consider patterns of inequity, poverty and exclusion and describe the principle inhibiting factors, actors and perpetrators involved in violence against women. They then outline the conceptual framework and chart how this debate has evolved in Latin America, exploring the impact on gender based violence on development and democracy in Guatemala in general. The article finally summarises the multi-faceted responses required to halt such violence and draws a number of overall conclusions.

Topics: Democracy / Democratization, Development, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence Regions: Americas, Central America Countries: Guatemala

Year: 2007

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