Casa Xochiquetzal, shelter for elderly sex workers in Mexico City

A sex worker, who prefers not to share her name, attends the funeral of another sex worker in Mexico City on January 10, 2010. 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.