The prevalence of gender-based violence in Central America is beyond shocking.  What is even more shocking is the acceptability of this violence.  The number of women we interview who believe that domestic violence and sexual assault is normal is staggering.  Many do not even think to tell the asylum officers conducting their credible fear interviews about this widespread violence, committed with impunity.  I only hope that the work we do will help some of these women to find a better, safer life.