Gender crime ups Mexico and Central America migration
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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.
Stay up to date
Sign up to the Expert Daily Briefings email alert and receive up-to-the-minute analysis of global events as they happen.
*If your university does not have access to Expert Briefings, visit our information page to find out more.