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Sonia, a resident of Casa Xochiquetzal, in her bedroom in Mexico City, Mexico on March 10, 2014. Sonia is from Sonora and is 62. At age 14, she received a bullet wound in her head after being raped. Since then, her left arm and leg are paralyzed. But she turned to sex work anyway. She’s confident, loquacious, flirty and stylish. Casa Xochiquetzal is a shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City. It gives the women refuge, food, health services and a space to learn about their human rights, as well as courses to help them rediscover their self-confidence and deal with traumatic aspects of their lives. Casa Xochiquetzal provides a space to age with dignity for a group of vulnerable women who are often invisible to society at large. It is the only such shelter existing in Latin America. Photo by Bénédicte Desrus