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• 43,803 cases of sexual abuse and other forms of physical violence reported in 2010.

• Source, transit, and destination country for men, women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.

• Guatemalan women and children are found in forced labour and child prostitution within the country, as well as in Mexico and the United States.

• Boys from Guatemala and other Central American countries found in commercial sexual exploitation, particularly in Guatemala City and on Guatemala’s borders with Honduras and Mexico.

• Destination country for women and girls from El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia, and Nicaragua, in forced and child prostitution.

• Child sex tourism prevalent in certain tourist areas.

• Child sex tourists predominately come from Canada, Germany, Spain, and the United States.

• 8.6% of women in Guatamala report intimate partner physical violence in the 12 months prior to 2005.

• 3.5% of women report sexual intimate partner violence in in the 12 months prior to 2005.



• Leonel Dubon the driving force behind the creation of the NGO Children’s Refuge House (El Refugio de la Ninez) to provide a safe residential setting for underage female victims of sex trafficking.

Sources: UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data;  Surveys  by  Country 2011; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011