With its white sand, crystal clear water and breathtaking mountains, the Dominican Republic is the most visited island in the Caribbean.
But the country’s tourist industry motivates traffickers to lure impoverished children into the sex industry.
Capital: Santo Domingo
Women and children trapped in sexual exploitation have little hope of getting out. Facing poverty, violence, and disease, the odds are stacked against them ever finding freedom.
Through raids and covert rescues, we offer vulnerable women and children the chance at a new and bright future.
Our work in the Dominican Republic
Our rescue agents go undercover in brothels, bars and on the streets to find children being sexually exploited. Once found, we build trust with them and offer a way out.
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.
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.
We operate rescue, reintegration and some prevention programs in seven countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.Learn More
Stories from the Dominican Republic
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