Eight out of 10 Central American women migrants raped while travelling

// 22 September 2008

According to this story in Prensa Libre, eight out of 10 Central American women migrants are raped en route to North America.

Según el último informe del Foro de Migraciones, elaborado este año, ocho de cada 10 centroamericanas que ingresan por la frontera sur de México, son violadas, sin importar si son niñas, adolescentes o mujeres de edad avanzada. Entre ellas, existe un alto porcentaje de guatemaltecas.

I’m not even going to attempt a translation, but the headline gives the jist.

Via Kit Kat’s Critique

Comments From You

Catherine Redfern // Posted 22 September 2008 at 2:55 pm

That is so horrific and sad. :-(

I don’t know what else to say really.

Just… how terrible.

Shea // Posted 22 September 2008 at 6:43 pm

According to the latest report from the Burea of Migration, drafted this year, 8 out of 10 central american women attempting to cross the southern border of Mexico will be raped, whether girls, adolescents or elderly women. Among them, a high percentage will be Guatemalan women.


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