Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) & Migration Fact Sheet

Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) & Migration Fact Sheet

Kids in Need of Defense (December 7, 2018)

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) forces many women, girls, and LGBTI persons to flee El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Family members, gangs, and drug traffickers most frequently perpetrate SGBV, but violence by police and other authorities is also widespread. Many individuals and families fleeing SGBV are potentially eligible for protection under U.S. as well as Mexican refugee law, as the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras fail to protect their citizens from SGBV.

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