Violence Against Women, by Mario González Chavajay  

Central America is one of the most dangerous places in the world for women.  Women are being brutally tortured, raped, and murdered--with virtual impunity. And the violence is escalating.

  • Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have the most femicides in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Impunity is the rule, with 98% of cases never resolved.

  • The women's bodies frequently reveal torture, mutilation, and sexual violence.

  • Domestic violence is rampant.

  • Suicide of victims of domestic violence is rising.

Thousands of women from Central America have fled to Mexico and the United States. They need your support! 

See Also:

Guatemala's Femicide Law  -  Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA

Femicide, Feminicide Fact Sheet Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA