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Dominican Republic: Congress Modifies Law to End Child Marriage
On December 30, 2020, the Dominican Republic Senate approved changes proposed by the House of Representatives to modify the Civil Code and eliminate...
Dominican Republic Government Takes a Stand Against Child Marriage
On World Children's Day, IJM applauds the critical steps that the Dominican President and House of Representatives have taken this week to protect...
Three Young Children Rescued. A German Citizen Arrested.
On October 8th, Dominican police spearheaded a rescue operation in the Puerto Plata province of the country. Local public justice officials...
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...
International Justice Mission Urges the Dominican Government to Declare Child Marriage Unconstitutional
On June 24th, International Justice Mission (IJM) petitioned the Dominican Supreme Court (also known as the Constitutional Court) to declare child...
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...
Jakelin's father tore their family apart.
Jakelin grew up with her mother and three brothers in their cinderblock home that clung to the gorge of Guatemala City. Her mother worked hard as a...
Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
Five Children Rescued from Trafficking in Multiple Operations
EASTERN VISAYAS, PHILIPPINES—In a series of police operations on October 9 and 10, Philippine authorities arrested five trafficking suspects who were...