Rapid Evidence Review

Drivers of Gender-based Violence in Migration in Latin America

30th April 2024
Author: William Avis

This K4DD Rapid Evidence Review explores the multifaceted drivers of gender-based violence (GBV) in migration across Latin America.

It provides an overview of the interconnected factors influencing migration decisions, experiences throughout the migrant cycle, and the persistent challenges faced by migrant women and girls, including trafficking and exploitation.

The report highlights the urgent need for comprehensive support systems to address GBV and safety mechanisms for migrant populations. It concludes by drawing attention to the direct influence on migration flows across the region which is linked with cyclical challenges of inequity and poverty.

Suggested Citation

Avis, W. (2024). Drivers of gender-based violence in migration in Latin America. K4DD Rapid Evidence Review 48. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. https://doi.org/10.19088/K4DD.2024.008


30th April 2024


Continent: South America