Sexual Coercion Dangers For Female Migrants

December 6, 2004

The Washington Post has a depressing piece on the dangers that Central American women face en route to the U.S., some being sexually assaulted by Honduran immigration authorities. According to this article, Mexico deports more than 1,000 Central Americans per day. Many of the women “who fall short of their destination, yet feel too ashamed to go home, often end up stranded in brothels along the way. ”

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