Nicaragua: Listen to their voices and act. Stop the rape and sexual abuse of girls in Nicaragua
Rape and sexual abuse are widespread in Nicaragua, and the majority of victims are young. More than two thirds of all rapes reported between 1998 and 2008 were committed against girls under the age of 17. This text accompanies a photo exhibition which tells the stories of some of the young rape survivors, their mothers and support workers, who shared their stories with Amnesty International. First and foremost, they wanted to break the silence surrounding the crimes committed against them.