Press Start’s Wendy Funes reports on sexual terrorism against Honduras’ Lenca women

In a southwestern corner of Honduras, fear and shame stalk the young women of the indigenous Lenca people. Many have become easy targets for sexual predators, who often face few consequences — unlike the women who take desperate, illegal measures to get rid of the babies or pregnancies that result from the attacks. For a project funded by Press Start donors, Wendy Funes traveled to the quiet, mountainous area of Santa Elena and listened as several young women told their stories. You can read her article here. In the coming months, Press Start will be checking to see if Wendy’s work has local impact and, if so, reporting back to her donors.

To find out more about Wendy’s project, please click here.