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Guatemala

Members

ECPAT Guatemala’s work focuses on child protection and the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children through training sessions for officials and organisations involved in combating CSEC; coordinating programmes that provide direct care to child victims of CSE; researching and developing literature and other materials on the subject; technical consulting; promoting public policies on social and organisational protection; and lobbying for legal reforms to help children and young people who are victims of CSE.

ECPAT Guatemala

Contact: Dra. Maria Eugenia Villarreal
Phone: (+502) 2254-7916, 2254-8689
Address: 11 avenida 10-67 zona 2, Ciudad Nueva Ciudad de Guatemala Guatemala, C.A. 01002
Email: info@ecpatguatemala.org
Website: https://ecpat.org.gt

Facts

Reportedly, in Guatemala children belonging to ethnic minorities and indigenous groups are more vulnerable to SEC.

The production and dissemination of child sexual abuse material has been reported in the regions of Huehuetenango, Jutiapa, Retalhuleu and Guatemala City, among others. Often child victims are recruited as masseurs or masseuses through advertisements in newspapers.

Resources

ECPAT International
The Americas – Overview of Child Protection Standards for Travel and Tourism

Year: 2020

ECPAT International
Guatemala – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2014

Understanding Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Research in Different Regions: Latin America Children’s use of ICTs

Year: 2012

Taller formativo: Apoyo a la Reparación del Daño en Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes Víctimas de Explotación Sexual Comercial para Guatemala

Year: 2012

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ECPAT International
Youth-led Study: Understanding the Use of ICTs by Children and Young People in Relation to Their Risks and Vulnerabilities, in Latin America

Year: 2012

News from Guatemala

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

Active extraterritoriality is provided in the case of a Guatemalan national whose extradition to another country has been denied. No information is provided on specific provisions with relation to SEC crimes or the applicability of the double criminality requirement.

No detailed information is provided with regards to extradition for SEC-related crimes or on the double criminality principle in extradition cases.

SECTT Legal Checklist Guatemala, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

Partial

There is a mandatory provision for criminal background check but it only applies to people working directly or indirectly with children in the public sector.

SECTT Legal Checklist Guatemala, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

Guatemala has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the Trafficking Protocol and the ILO Convention No. 182.

Guatemala has not ratified the OPIC, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics nor the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

SECTT Legal Checklist Guatemala, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Partial

Guatemala has implemented a national code for child protection in travel and tourism as a non-binding requirement for industry operators.

SECTT Legal Checklist Guatemala, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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