B is for Bolivia
In his book The Locust Effect, Gary Haugen sheds light on the horrors of sexual violence in Bolivia:
“In [Bolivia], a country of 10 million people, where tens of thousands of sexual assaults against children occur every year, from 2000 to 2007 the criminal justice system was able to convict fewer than three perpetrators of child sexual assault per year. If you sexually assault a child in Bolivia, you are more likely to die slipping in the shower or bathtub than you are of going to jail for your crime.” – The Locust Effect
According to a recent UN study, Bolivia has the second-highest level of sexual abuse in all Latin American countries. By some estimates, less than one percent of child sexual assault cases actually end with a sentence.
Things are changing though, here is Yulisa’s story courtesy of International Justice Mission