Peru needs to do more to protect transgender women from human trafficking.
Often rejected by their families and communities, Peruvian transgender women who migrate to cities can be drawn into a web of exploitation, including forced labor and sexual exploitation, that can lead to imprisonment and disappearance.
At present, the Peruvian government has provided little help or recognition for transgender trafficking victims.
A report in the investigative website Ojo Publico details the individual and collective struggles of Peruvian trans women.
Criminal networks extend far beyond Peru: Ojo Publico’s exposé reveals that trans victims are frequently trafficked along a route extending to Chile and ending in La Plata, Argentina.
Source: Ojo Publico