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Policy Brief: Transformative Reparations for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Post-Conflict Societies

On 20 November 2018, Impunity Watch published its latest Policy Brief on reparations for survivors of sexual violence in post-conflict societies (available in Spanish and English).

In this Policy Brief, we present an analysis of the impact of sexual 
violence during the armed conflict in Guatemala and the limited measures 
of reparation offered by the State to the survivors of this great 
affliction. We analyse the transformative approach to guarantee a 
significant participation of women and generates institutional and 
social changes in order to prevent this crime.  This Policy Brief is based 
on reparation measures offered by the National Reparations Program and 
the measures that have been dictated by Guatemalan courts; it analyses 
the reparations sentence for the case of sexual and domestic slavery of 
indigenous Maya Q’eqchi women in the community of Sepur Zarco, and it is 
complemented by other reparations experiences in Colombia and Tunisia. 
It also includes a series of recommendations for Guatemalan authorities.

 

En este documento de política pública, se presenta un breve análisis del 
impacto de la violencia sexual en el conflicto armado en Guatemala y las 
limitadas medidas de reparación que ofrece el Estado para las 
sobrevivientes de este flagelo. Se analiza el enfoque transformador para 
garantizar una participación significativa de las mujeres y se generen 
cambios institucionales y sociales para prevenir el delito.  Este 
análisis se basa en las medidas de reparación que ofrece el Programa 
Nacional de Resarcimiento y las medidas que han dictado los tribunales 
guatemaltecos, se analiza la sentencia de reparación del caso de 
esclavitud sexual y doméstica en contra de las mujeres indígenas Maya 
Q´eqchi de la comunidad de Sepur Zarco, y se alimenta con otras 
experiencias de reparación de Colombia y Túnez. También incluye 
recomendaciones para las autoridades del Estado de Guatemala.

 



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