Hastings Women’s Law Journal


Héctor Ruiz


This article is a report update examining the development and implementation of violence against women laws in Guatemala. In 2015, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, accompanied by U.C. Hastings, College of the Law professors and students, including the author, went to Guatemala and met with various agencies who work to combat violence against women. This report summarizes the study’s findings, in addition to offering recommendations to the Guatemalan and United States governments on how to protect women and children in Guatemala from gender-based violence.