Defending Children from Sexual Violence
The epidemic of sexual violence in Bolivia is devastating. In this relatively small 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 convicted fewer than three perpetrators of child sexual assault per year.1
Getting justice in court takes years; the process is complex, cumbersome and frequently derails. Sexual predators act with impunity: Someone who sexually assaults a child in Bolivia is more likely to die slipping in the shower or bathtub than to be sentenced to jail for their crime.2
We are fighting to change this system and protect children from sexual violence.