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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

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 2021 Destiny Rescue’s anti-trafficking efforts alongside police saw

94

RESCUES

62%

WERE KIDS

46

ARRESTS

Latest rescues in the Dominican


41
Raid, border and covert rescues brought freedom to women and children in five different countries.
2
Two girls, ages three and 15, have been rescued from sexual abuse in the Dominican Republic.
35
Raid, covert and border efforts rescued 21 children and 14 adults.

“It is not only about rescuing the girl. It is about changing her life.”

Dominican Republic rescue agent

Our work in the Dominican Republic


Covert Rescue

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.

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.

Post 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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