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Dominican Republic


With its white sand, crystal clear water and breathtaking mountains, the Dominican Republic is the most visited island in the Caribbean.

But the nation’s booming tourism motivates human traffickers to find and sell poor children in its sex trade.

Population: 10M

Language: Spanish

TIP: Tier 2 Watchlist

Destiny Rescue works cases involving child marriage, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, rape and kidnapping in the Dominican Republic.

Our team works alongside the Dominican Republic’s law enforcement. Together, we not only rescue people but arrest perpetrators too.

 

Sex trafficking

and exploitation

Dominican Republic


Sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic can exist in sex establishments, streets, parks and even on beaches, according to the United States Department of State, a branch of the US federal government.

Children can be trafficked to the Dominican from its neighbouring country, Haiti. Thousands of children journey to the Dominican every year – some of which are walking into the hands of traffickers.

But through raid and covert rescues, Destiny Rescue offers these children, and adults, freedom from trafficking and a new, brighter future.

In 2023, Destiny Rescue’s anti-trafficking efforts alongside police saw:

208

RESCUED

164

ARRESTS

162

RAIDS

Latest rescues in the Dominican


8
Rescue agents worked with police to rescue eight kids in five separate cases.
9
Nine girls between 10 and 16 years are now safe from their abusers.
22
Sixteen cases brought to us by local law enforcement led to freedom for 21 children and one adult in the Dominican Republic earlier this year.

Our work in the Dominican Republic


Raid Rescues

Our rescue agents identify victims of child sex trafficking and child sexual abuse and gather the evidence needed to build a legal case against the perpetrators. We then, along with local and federal law enforcement, execute operations to free victims and arrest offenders.

After Rescue

Once rescued, we work with the country’s government to ensure we meet the child’s immediate needs before reuniting them with their family or helping place them in the caring hands of a like-minded organization.


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We operate rescue and reintegration programs in multiple countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.

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