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United States 

- Latina Women and Children at Risk

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Latinas: The Unheard Survivors
'By: Laura Zárate, Arte Sana
http://www.Arte-Sana.com
 

 

One in three Latina women, 18 to 50 years of age reported incidents of sexual abuse, more than one third experienced revictimization and more than 80 percent of initial incidents occurred from the age of seven. Romero et. al. 1999

Latina girls constitute the largest minority group of girls in the country and are projected to remain so for the next 50 years.  One in three Latina girls report seriously considering suicide. The State of Hispanic Girls, National Coalition of Latino Health and Human Service Organizations (COSSMHO) 1999

Latina girls reported most likely to stop attending school activities and sports in order to avoid sexual harassment. Hostile Hallways, The Annual Survey on Sexual Harassment in America’s Schools, AAUW Education Foundation 1993

The National Violence Against Women Survey found that Latina women were less likely to report rape victimization than non-Latina women.  Patricia Tjaden and Nancy Thoennes. November 1998. Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey.

Some of the Latino immigrants who come into the United States have experienced great amounts of exposure to violence in the form of civil war, torture, and/or extreme abuse of authority. For this segment of the population, several researchers have documented symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder ranging from 20 percent to 50 percent. Cervantes et al., 1989; Rodriguez and Brindis, 1995.

Because of fear of deportation and lack of knowledge of their rights, many immigrant women suffer sexual assault, sexual exploitation and ongoing sexual harassment by perpetrators who view them as easy prey.