Sex Workers in Mexico Allege Abuse by Clients, Authorities, Gangs

Sex workers in Mexico say they suffer frequent attacks from clients, leading to injuries and violent deaths nationwide. But human rights defenders say the abuse against them remains invisible because of a lack of data and access to justice based on their profession and gender. Sex workers also report abuse by authorities, a charge officials deny. Meanwhile, the workers fear that extortion by organized criminals will soon seep into Mexico City.

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