Most observers reported that they observed or witnessed no attacks on women election officials, with 96% reporting no violence.
The Stop-FIDA hotline received reports of all categories of violence, primarily physical violence and threats and coercion. The reported incidents were evaluated by a response team, to determine what response was needed, and whether the incidents should be referred to another stakeholder, such as the police or a service provider for victim support.
Guatemalan law prohibits the sexual exhibition of persons to draw attention to a campaign or political party event. Of incidents of this violence that were reported, women were most likely to be exhibited in this way.
Overall, most reported incidents of violence were economic (36%), threats and coercion (30%) or psychological (28%).