The action came via the Trump administration’s interpretation of the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, a rider that prohibits U. funding of any organization that “support[s] or participate[s] in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.” The amendment has been added to appropriations legislation every year since 1985. Every Democratic administration has reinterpreted the amendment to restore UNFPA funding. Right-wing lawmakers have argued that UNFPA’s presence in China means it helps enforce China’s now-relaxed one-child policy through coercive means. A State Department investigation commissioned by George W. also supports a UNFPA-founded “survivors’ center” in Duhok, Iraq—the primary location for support for girls and women who’ve been raped, sexually abused, and imprisoned by members of ISIS.
Since then, every Republican administration has used it to cut U. Bush found “no evidence that UNFPA has supported or participated in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization in China.” Bush defunded the agency anyway. is the world’s second-largest donor to UNFPA’s humanitarian work, bringing maternal health services and post-sexual violence care to women in some of the most punishing crisis zones in the world. funds given to UNFPA currently make up half the clinic’s operating budget, allowing it to deliver more than 7,000 babies without one maternal death. UNFPA is an integral driver of health and empowerment for girls and women outside of crisis zones, too.
(Now, its aid to Latin America mostly focuses on violence and poverty—issues that cause people to migrate to the U.
Violence against women in Guatemala reached severe levels during the long-running Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996), and the continuing impact of that conflict has contributed to the present high levels of violence against women in that nation.
Femicide in Guatemala is an extremely serious problem.
“It’s sad to leave, and there are people who like us here because when we left there were people who cried.” Their expulsion was condemned by Rabbi Shalom Pelman, a leader of Guatemala’s small Jewish community. Even in Iran, Jews are not expelled,” he told the Toronto Star.
The group was founded by Mr Helbrans in the early 1990s and rejects the state of Israel, saying the Jewish promised land can only be established by God, not men.
According to a 2012 report by the Small Arms Survey, Guatemala has the third highest rate of femicide in the world, behind only El Salvador and Jamaica.