All rights reserved. I want to show a solution for this issue. Wanting to tell the story of one girl in this small indigenous community, Rodriguez had a local NGO introduce him to Gloria—a year-old who had been raped by her father at age 11 and gave birth at age Two of her sisters were also sexually abused by their father. Gloria lives with her mother and eight of her ten siblings in a small rural home. Her father is now in jail.
Cultural Inequity & Teen Pregnancy in Latin America
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With 92 out of every 1, girls ages giving birth, Guatemala has one of the highest adolescent birth rates in Latin America, which as a region ranks second in the world. The pregnancy rate is even higher when factoring for unviable pregnancies; and each year, tens of thousands of teenage girls die from pregnancy complications and childbirth. Lowden founded the Guatemala Youth Initiative in It empowers youth to make responsible sexual and reproductive health decisions by providing comprehensive sex education workshops in schools; training teen leaders as peer sex educators; and increasing access to family planning services, which are technically available through government-funded healthcare but not always easily accessible. Despite contraceptives being available, most contraceptive providers have cumbersome processes for adolescents that make it unlikely for them to seek help. In November, Ubelia will become the first in her family to graduate high school, a special school for secretarial skills.
'It's a crime to be young and pretty': girls flee predatory Central America gangs
By Melissa Klein. The signs at the Texas border offer a glimpse of the enormity of the problem of unaccompanied minors trying to sneak into the US. The instructions are printed in English and Spanish, of course — but also, surprisingly, the instructions for help are also in Chinese. Hundreds of Chinese teens are slipping into the US a year, immigration groups say, mostly through Central America and Cuba. They make their way to New York City, typically on buses, where they are farmed out across the country to work in Chinese restaurants.
Sexual exploitation that the UN says amounts to slavery is forcing girls and their families from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to seek refuge in Mexico. Wed 23 Nov Increasing numbers of women and girls are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras amid mounting evidence that criminal gangs are systematically targeting adolescent girls as sexual slaves. Of the 32, female migrants detained by Mexican immigration agents in the first nine months of this year, almost one in three were under But it is a phenomenon that regional authorities still deny, according to Erika Guevara, the Americas director at Amnesty International.