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

• Mexican women, girls, and boys from poor rural areas are subjected to sexual servitude within the United States and Mexico.

• Municipality of Tenancingo in Tlaxcala state identified as a major source for Mexican sex trafficking victims exploited within Mexico and in the United States.

• 40 cases of women reported missing in Mexico’s Central Area Office region from 1993 to March 2012 remain in force and under investigation.

• 46.7% of women report and physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime.



•  Dilcya Garcia is a pioneer in the Mexican justice system for her successful prosecution of human trafficking cases

• Colectivo de Hombres en Accion Comunitaria (Men’s Collective in Community Action) – dedicated to working with the quality of life models sex workers, work to contribute to the defense of human rights, labor and health.

•  Journalist, and social activist Lydia Cacho runs the Centro Integral de Atencion a la Mujer (the Integrated Service Center for Women) for sexual violence victims in Cancun.


Sources: UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country 2011; Latin America Current News and Events; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2007; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report; U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011; Sex Work Activists, Allies, and You