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Dominican Republic

Three Young Children Rescued. German Citizen Arrested.
On October 8th, Dominican police spearheaded a rescue operation in the Puerto Plata province of the country. Local public justice officials...
IJM Urges the Dominican Government to Declare Child Marriage Unconstitutional
On June 24, International Justice Mission (IJM) petitioned the Dominican Supreme Court (also known as the Constitutional Court) to declare child...
Two Operations: Four Girls Rescued from Violence by Dominican Authorities
Last week, local police mobilized to perform two rescue operations and protect four survivors of violence. The survivors range in age from 6 to 14...
Rescue: A Church Speaks Up and A Minor is Freed From Sexual Exploitation
On June 25, the Dominican National Police’s Anti-Trafficking Department, in coordination with the Anti-Trafficking Specialized Prosecutor Office,...
Rescue Operation Amid COVID-19: Six Rescued. Five Arrested.
A minor and five adult women are now free from sexual exploitation after a successful rescue operation on May 23rd. As the sun rose for a new day in...
German Sentenced for Sex Trafficking Haitian Minors in DR
On April 3rd, a 75- year old German citizen was found guilty of trafficking, physical and psychological abuse and sexual exploitation of two Haitian...
Mother’s Plea Mobilizes Police to Free 13-Year Old Daughter
On February 2nd, after filing a complaint and persistently reaching out to local authorities, a mother’s desperate plea for help was heard. A...
Six Women Rescued From Sexual Exploitation
After six months of investigations, IJM supported a rescue operation led by the Dominican Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) that brought freedom to...
Operation Frees Six Venezuelan Women from Sex Trafficking in the DR
In an expertly executed rescue operation last Friday, anti-trafficking officials in the Dominican Republic have freed six young Venezuelan women from...

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