• Through September, 2010 police reported receiving 2,048 cases of rape, 1,697 against minors.
• Violence against women, including systematic killing.
• Source and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.
• Honduran women and children are found in conditions of sex trafficking in Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Belize, and the United States.
• Women and girls from neighboring countries, including Guatemala and Mexico, subjected to sexual servitude in Honduras.
• Authorities identified child sex tourists in La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula, and Siguatepeque during the year.
• Reports of rural families selling their children who ultimately end up subject to forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation in urban areas.
• 6.3%% of women in Honduras report intimate partner physical violence in the 12 months prior to2005-2006.
• 4.4% of women report sexual intimate partner violence in the 12 months prior to2005-2006.
• 14.7% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner physical violence in their lifetime.
• 8.7% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
• Manuel Capellin leads the efforts of Casa Alianza (Covenant House) and is a passionate defender of trafficking victims, running the only shelter in Honduras dedicated specifically to victims of human trafficking.
Sources: UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country 2011; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2008; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011