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Dom. Rep. receives trafficked women from Western Hemisphere

GENEVA. – The trafficking of women increases in Central American countries, which have become “a destination zone for intraregional exploitation,” says a report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), to mark International Day Against Human Trafficking, next Sunday.

The document titled “Trafficking in Women: another manifestation of violence against women,” concludes that a high percentage of women and girls are victims of human trafficking worldwide and several Latin American nations have become the destination of victims recruited in the same region.

“The countries of destination for victims recruited in Latin America are mainly Europe and the United States, although it has been found that Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Mexico are also receiving women” from the Western Hemisphere, the report said.

As to Central America’s case, the IOM study concludes that exploitation “occurs within the same region,” while some countries are fundamentally of origin of victims and others are destination.

Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras are countries which mostly attract women, although in most of cases are headed to Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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