Gender-based violence (GBV) is a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination. It is defined as violence that is directed against a person on the basis of gender. Gender-based violence reflects and reinforces inequalities between men and women. Gender-based violence and violence against women are often used interchangeably as most gender-based violence is inflicted by men on women and girls.
“Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”
UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, 1993
MuJER is part of Guatemala’s “Network No to Violence,” an alliance of women’s organizations united to end violence against women and the impunity granted to perpetrators of violence. We are dedicated to making available the research and documentation gathered by the Network and its partners.