Guatemala

The pilot sought to open a space for dialogue on gender-based violence (GBV), between institutions responsible for protection of women, by building visualization of the data shared by each institution in departments of two counties: Sololá and Santa Rosa.

  • To initiate a process of dialogue amongst the stakeholders on gender based violence against indigenous women, mediated by data & ICTs.
  • Taking data on gender based violence from 5 public institutions and 2 civil society organization, to design and develop data visualizations which could help build easy communication amongst different stakeholders.
  • Using this data as a medium to build dialogue on gender based violence amongst stakeholders

Stakeholder and Institutions include:

  • Local municipalities
  • Civil police
  • Human Rights Ombundsperson’s Office (PDH)
  • Office of Attorney General’s Office (PGN)
  • Regional Office for the Defence of Indigenous Women (DEMI)
  • Population Council (NGO)

What is the ICT in this pilot?

  • Use the DHIS2, a free and open source digital platform (see dhis2.org) to design and develop a data visualization tool around gender based violence.
  • All stakeholders shared data collected and reported, by their respective offices, on gender based violence.
  • This data was imported into the system, to process and create graphical and spatial visualization for people to understand their own data in relation to the other stakeholder data, and  through this seek to build a shared understanding of the problem.
  • These visualizations were shown in multi-partner workshops, for different institutions to start dialogue and discuss the problem of gender based violence and build process of shared understanding and responsibilities.

For which actors/stakeholders will be this pilot useful?

  • For organisations – academic, civil society, or public, and/or individual researchers, activists; interested in building process of shared accountability and responsibility across multiple partners.
  • Organisation/individuals will need to get partners to share their data and use this data to initiate process of share accountability

How is this pilot relevant for different actors/stakeholders from the local communities in the region?

  • In case of Guatemala, high rates of gender based violence, as researchers we felt need to initiate a process of dialogue across different stakeholder groups to address this issue. Similarly in other places, individuals or organisation wanting to work towards a cause which they would like to address, similar processes could be designed
  • Role of the local stakeholder in the future dissemination of this pilot?
  • Local NGO (population council) and University has agreed to continue to work with this system and take it forward