Mexico: DIF Director Urges Teens to Stay in Hometowns

The director of Mexico’s Integral Family Development (DIF) institute, Cecilia Landerreche, urged Mexico’s young people to stay in their hometowns with their families during a visit to a migratory station in Chiapas, La Crónica de Hoy reports. She also said that adolescents should receive education about the risks of human trafficking and sexual exploitation that are associated with migratory work. The DIF is developing Project Safe Summer to enable young people to stay in their communities. The DIF has assisted 1,357 young migrants thus far in 2011, while during the entirety of 2010, 1,754 teenage migrants received assistance from the institute. Read Article

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