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Dominican Republic

Dominican Government Launches a New Action Plan to End Sex Trafficking
On May 10, 2018, the Dominican Republic Ministry for External Relations (MIREX) and International Justice Mission (IJM) celebrated the collaborative...
Children Aren't Tourist Attractions: Deisy's Story
For many months out of the year, tourists flock to her town to enjoy the warm weather, picturesque landscapes and pristine beaches. Growing up in a...
7 sex traffickers convicted for exploiting 13 minors in the Dominican Republic
On January 22, a Dominican court held trial until 10:30 at night, deliberated for an hour, and then found seven sex traffickers guilty of selling...
Freedom Begins On The Eve Of Her 13th Birthday
Karla* celebrated her 13th birthday on March 10 with a cake and candles, beginning her teenage years in freedom.
Maximum Sentencing Sends Strong Message To Traffickers to Stop Abuse in DR
Two Dominican men are behind bars where they will spend the next 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a young teen, receiving the maximum sentence...
IJM’s First Conviction in the Dominican Republic
Today, a criminal was found guilty and sentenced in the Dominican Republic for the commercial sexual exploitation of a teenage girl. The ruling is...
Undercover Rescue Operation Frees 18 in the Dominican Republic
It was a typical Wednesday afternoon at a private house party in the Dominican Republic, the most-visited destination in the Caribbean. But moments...
New Study in the Dominican Republic: 1 in 10 Individuals in Commercial Sexual Exploitation are Children
A cutting-edge study recently released by International Justice Mission reveals that 1 in 10 individuals engaged in commercial sexual exploitation in...
IJM’s First Cases In the Dominican Republic Result in Two Arrests & Justice for 14-Year-Old Girl
For a young teen named Clarisa* and her family, the fact that two men are in prison facing sex trafficking charges brings a sense of safety that...

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