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Sex Trafficking, Child Marriages Linked, Study of Mexico Finds
Three out of four girls trafficked in the region were married at a young age, mostly before age 16, according to Mexican and U.S. researchers in a yet-unpublished study.
Human trafficking is believed to be the fastest-growing criminal industry in Mexico, and three-quarters of its victims are sexually exploited women and girls, according to Women United Against Trafficking, an activist group.
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Is Financial Inclusion a Route to Reducing Intimate Partner Violence?
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Despite major improvements in tackling global poverty and expanding education around the world over the last several decades, economic gender gaps persist, as documented by the recent report of the High Level Panel of the UN Secretary General. These gender gaps in the economy exist alongside adverse gender norms and persistently high rates of intimate partner violence (IPV), the latter issue affecting one in three women globally.
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