The exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the workplace 2016, para. 42
Women union leaders in Guatemala are "especially targeted" with threats, violence and murder. Women workers report being punched to force miscarriages, or abducted while waiting for transportation to and from work. In Guatemala, more than 5,000 women and girls were killed between 2008 and 2015. The Government of Guatemala has adopted a law against femicide, but rather than use the law to punish and pursue those responsible, it is often used to attack union leaders.
Non-negotiated soft law
Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
Special Procedures' report
Means of adoption
Governance & Rule of Law
SR Freedom of Assembly, Report to the UNGA (2016), A/71/385, para. 42.