Gender violence in Mexico and Central America.
Rates of violence against women have soared in Mexico and Central America since 2000. A culture of machismo, combined with judicial corruption, has led to widespread impunity for perpetrators, with the vast majority of killings going unsolved.
- The number of women and children attempting to migrate north via human trafficking networks will steadily increase.
- Vulnerable children will turn to juvenile crime, perpetuating cycles of gang recruitment and street violence.
- Judicial failings will encourage acts of vigilante justice, exacerbating violence within communities.