As the country director for Free the Slaves in the Dominican Republic, I work in tandem with local partners against the conditions that perpetuate exploitation and trafficking in vulnerable communities.
Many of the people we work directly with are undocumented Haitian immigrants or their descendants. They are highly vulnerable due to their work in sugarcane fields. They are minimally paid, or are forced into manual labor and prostitution.
COVID-19 is growing worse here and exacerbating inequality. That is why I am requesting read more >