Trail of Fears: Central American Women Risk Sexual Violence En Route to U.S. for “a Better Life”

Investigation by Maria Zamudio | Photos by Jack Jones TENOSIQUE, Mexico — For five agonizing days, they’ve waited, collected in a shelter near the railroad tracks, near their path from a life they no longer can endure. It’s Friday evening just before sunset when “LaBestia” (the Beast), the famous freight line that connects Mexico from […]

The missing women of the Mediterranean refugee crisis

By Lauren Wolfe Dirty white gates fronted the detention center on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a tiny speck between Sicily and Tunisia, where 71 women were being held. Beyond the bars, I could just make out laundry hanging from the building in which they were housed—maybe 100 yards away—a yellow scarf, a hot-pink piece […]

IOM Receives CAD 1 Million from Canada to Address Sexual, Gender-Based Violence in CAR

IOM received CAD 1.024 M from the Government of Canada to support ongoing efforts to reduce the incidence of sexual and gender-based violence (File Photo). © IOM/Sandra Black 2014 Central African Republic – IOM has received CAD 1.024 million from the Government of Canada, through its Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF) to support ongoing efforts to […]

How the U.S. ‘Solved’ the Central American Migrant Crisis

By getting Mexico to do its dirty work—and making migrants more vulnerable to rape, kidnapping, and murder. By Joseph Sorrentino / In These Times La Bestia is running empty now. For years, the freight trains collectively known as “The Beast” carried Central American migrants north through Mexico on their quest to reach the U.S. border, […]

Women in camp used as sex slaves by guards, say Rohingya migrants

Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees fled on boats to nearby countries following a crackdown on people smuggling by Thai authorities. Mass graves were also discovered in both Malaysia and Thailand, believed to be that of human trafficking victims. – Reuters file pic, June 1, 2015. By Bernama June 1, 2015 Rohingya women migrants detained at […]