Every year, hundreds of thousands of Central Americans cross Mexico from South to North, headed to the US border. An equal number of Mexicans are deported from the United States. Many are violated, kidnapped, extorted, and even killed by drug cartels and criminal groups operating along the border and across the region.
Article 19, an international human rights organization, in collaboration with Ford Foundation, hired Metropolitan Group to work with a cohort of organizations working to create public will for the humane treatment of migrants and advance change in policy and practice. MG facilitated the development of a joint communication strategy and messages in Spanish, provided training and technical assistance and developed interactive digital tools to connect and mobilize media and NGOs across Mexico.