Guatemala City, Guatemala
Members of a gang sit behind bars at a court that deals with gender-based crimes while listening to their...
Members of a gang sit behind bars at a court that deals with gender-based crimes while listening to their sentence in Guatemala City July 3, 2013. A large proportion of women in Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced sexual violence, mostly committed by men they know, according to a report produced by the Pan American Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study states that over a quarter of women surveyed in both Guatemala and El Salvador said they had experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner, among women aged 15-49 who had ever been married or lived with a boyfriend. November 25 marks the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The gang of 18 men were sentenced from 54 to 108 years for having kidnapped and raped 14 women between March and June 2012. Picture taken July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
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