The government has enacted nearly 85% of the United Nations’ suggested legal frameworks and protections that promote, enforce and monitor women’s rights1 — and this progress is expected to continue.
Despite these recent legal frameworks, implementing and institutionalizing gender equality remains a challenge. According to the World Bank, the country still has a lower female literacy rate than average in Latin America and the Caribbean, for example. Children International promotes greater gender equality by providing underprivileged girls and young women with health, education, empowerment and employment programs so teens like Daniela can thrive.
Did you know? Latin America has the second highest teen pregnancy rate in the world. And Guatemala has one of the highest adolescent birth rates in Latin America.2