> The red light district in Tijuana is one of the most prominent in North America.
> 1 in 4 sex workers in Tijuana say they were forced into the sex trade as minors - child sex tourism is commonly seen in Mexico.
> The San Ysidro Border in Tijuana is the busiest border crossing in the world and facilitates extensive human trafficking.
Zona Norte in Tijuana is one of the largest red-light districts in North America. The girls and young women in this area are particularly susceptible to forced prostitution, trafficking across borders, and drug cartel violence. It is imperative that International Sanctuary has a strong presence in Tijuana that offers hope to those escaping trafficking or trying to avoid it all together.
International Sanctuary is building a strong foundation for the launch of a Tijuana sanctuary. This includes developing strong partnerships with local organizations, onboarding staff, and teaching jewelry skills to participants. Preventative efforts are also taking place in local orphanages, as orphans are highly vulnerable to grooming for human trafficking.
The trauma of trafficking leaves long-lasting effects on a victim; she has physical pain, mental anguish, an unwillingness or inability to trust, a lack of direction for her future. Her road to restoration is long but, with your help, she will embrace her true identity and worth.
YOU CAN IMPACT SURVIVORS IN MEXICO
When you donate to International Sanctuary you are directly
contributing to our sanctuary center in Tijuana and the programs
that are transforming the lives of rescued women and girls.