“We All Get Raped”: Sexual Violence Against Latin American Women in Migratory Transit in Mexico: Sexual Violence Against Latin American Women in Migratory Transit in Mexico

Hada Soria-Escalante, Alejandra Alday-Santiago, Erika Alday-Santiago, Natalia Limón-Rodríguez, Pamela Manzanares-Melendres, Adriana Tena-Castro

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Abstract

The article addresses some forms of sexual violence suffered by Latin American women during migratory transit through Mexico. In-depth, semi-structured, qualitative–phenomenological interviews were conducted with 10 women in different stages of major transmigration states. The findings demonstrate the ubiquity of sexual violence during the migration. Five themes were identified: (a) The migration dimension of “being a woman”; (b) Recognition of contextual factors associated with the migratory process: “Intermediaries, road, shelters and sisterhood”; (c) The costs of migration: Abuse, discrimination, and persecution: “Criminal groups, physical violence, and “La Bestia”; (d) Triggers and supports: “Escape and future expectations”; and (e) God as a support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1259-1281
Number of pages23
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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