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Central America: The Dangerous Journey of Female Migrants

Categories: Latin America, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Migration & Immigration, Women & Gender

“Every year, thousands of migrants risk their lives on a treacherous journey toward el norte, facing violence, extortion, kidnapping and discrimination. However, female migrants face a heightened risk of exploitation in the form of sexual violence and trafficking at the hands of many groups: criminal gangs, corrupt officials, law enforcement, immigration or security forces and other migrants.” Amanda Tello reports in the blog Witness for Peace [1].