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VIDA Programme (2017-)

 

 

Date: (2017-)
Description: This conditional cash transfer programme aims to promote the assitance to healthcare services of girls and teenagers under 14 years of age, that are mothers and/or pregnant, victims of sexual violence, whose cases have been prosecuted. The programme promotes the assistance to healthcare checks during the pregnancy, and for the child once it's born, as per the Ministry of Public Health and Social Asistance's (MSPAS) protocols.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Families whose members include pregnant girls or adolescents or mothers, victims of sexual violence, under 14 years of age, whose cases have been prosecuted.
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical: Guatemalan girls and teenagers mothers and/or pregnant under 14 years of age, victims of sexual violence, whose cases have been prosecuted, and do not live with a partner.
Instrument of selection: 1) Assistance of a girl or adolescent, who is a mother or is pregnant, to health facilities for prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum or medical services for her child.
2) Identification of a girl or adolescent, who is a mother or is pregnant, by institutional actors, local or community authorities, civil society or religious organizations, among others.
Registry of recipients: People’s National Registry (Registro Nacional de las Personas)
Exit strategies or criteria: i) Unfulfillment of conditionalities on three consecutive periods of measurement
ii) Living with a partner
iii) After a year of the girl or teenager's passing
iv) When tue girl or teenager turns 18 years of age
v) Written resignation presented by the legal guardian
Comments: The programme's original name was "Social Programme for the Care of Girls and Teenagers under 14 years of age, that are Pregnant or are Mothers Victims of Sexual Violence"
This programme is part of the Institutional Convention to Strengthen the Care of Pregnant Girls and Teenagers under 14 years of age, which aims to guarantee the integral care of the victims through State institutions. The institutions included in the Convention are the Ministry of Public Health and Social Asistance (MSPAS), the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), the Public Ministry (MP), the General Attorney of the Nation (PGN), the Secretary against Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Human Trafficking (SVET), and the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES).
The programme does not use a socioeconomic evaluation method for entry.
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Ministerial Agreement Number DS-68-2017
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Social Development MIDES, Viceministry of Social Protection
Executing organization(s): Direction of Social Assitance, via the Subdirection of Health Conditional Cash Tranfer and the Direction of Coordination and Organization
Responsible organization(s) for the registry of recipients: Direction of Coordination and Organization of the Viceministry of Social Protection
Source of funding: Ministry of Social Development (MIDES)
   

1) Cash transfer

Recipient(s): Pregnant girls or teenagers, or mothers under 14 years olds, victims of sexual abuse whose cases have been prosecuted.
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Bank deposit
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Parent or legal guardian of the girl or teenager
Conditionalities: i) The parent or legal guardian is responsible of the girl or teenager's assistance to the pregnancy checkups established by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Asistance (MSPAS).
ii) The parent or legal guardian is responsible for the girl or teenager's child's assistance to the helath checkups determined by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Asistance (MSPAS) protocol.
Sanctions: Sanctions will be imposed for unfulfilled conditionalities, and the exit of the program when these are not fulfilled in 3 measurement periods:
i) First breach: the transfer is still delivered, and the parent or legal guardian is called to inform them that the first breach has been registered.
ii) Second breach: the transfer is not delivered, and the parent or legal guardian is once again called and informed that if the conditionalities are not fulfilled on for a third time, the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) will cancel their participation in the programme.
Amount : GTQ $1,500

 

Manual Operativo: programa social para la atención a niñas y adolescentes embarazadas o madres víctimas de violencia sexual menores de 14 años cuyos casos hayan sido judicializados

Author: Ministry of Social Development of Guatemala (MIDES)
Date: 2017
Publication info: Guatemala, October of 2017
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Topic: Operational Manual

 

 

 

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