Piénsalo2Veces is a communication campaign that informs you about your rights as a migrant in México. Our activities are carried out in Tijuana, Villahermosa and Tapachula!


Learn with our stories!

  • Documentary by Piénsalo2Veces Mexico
    Discover how this campaign integrates migrants in order to create activities and communication products that reflect their experiences and information needs. Watch the video to discover the mural painting and musical creations we have made in Tijuana, Villahermosa and Tapachula.
  • Nelson confirms that he suffers labor exploitation
    After migrating, Nelson needed a job urgently. It all started with a Whatsapp message. Although at first the offer seemed good; he was mistreated. See how he discovered that he was a victim of trafficking for labor exploitation.
  • Gaby discovers that the offer was a scam
    A mother willing to do anything for her daughter. Scammers prey on the needs of migrants like her to offer them deals that are too good to be true. Watch how she found out that the "help" turned out to be a scam.
  • Angélica reports that she is being trafficked for labor exploitation
    To raise money, Angelica took a job in a house. The mistreatment came later, and her employers took advantage of her immigration status to exploit her for labor. Watch the video to see how to report these cases.

Do you want to know more about these rights?

Mexico has been a key player in the construction of the Global Compact on Migration. For the first time, a single United Nations document brings together fundamental issues for migrants, such as:

Safe access for migrants to basic health, education and justice services.

Protection of migrants in vulnerable situations.

Protection of the human rights of migrants.

Absolute rejection of the criminalization of migrants.

A strong gender and diversity perspective.

Regularization as an instrument of protection and safe migration management.

Are you looking for a job in Mexico?

Ilustración: Soy Abe, y te puedo ayudar
Learn more about the National Employment Service here.
Read the Guide to Migratory Procedures here.
See the immigration documents for formal employment here.
Learn about CURP here.
Find out how to work in Canada here.
Learn about human trafficking and smuggling here.

Do you want to learn more about human trafficking?

What is human trafficking?

The Palermo Protocol defines trafficking in persons as: the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.

And what is considered exploitation?

According to the Palermo Protocol. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.

What tools exist to combat trafficking?

The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (2000) is supplemented by three Protocols:

  • Against the Smuggling of Migrants.
  • To prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children (Palermo Protocol).
  • Against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms. Mexico signed in 2002 and entered into force in 2003.

How does human trafficking happen?

Human trafficking is a complex issue, however, 4 common stages have been identified: recruitment, isolation and subjugation, exploitation and exit. You can read more here.

A comprehensive campaign... Beyond information!

Following the methodology of Communication for Development, "Piénsalo 2 Veces" works together with migrants coming from the North of Central America to create actions such as:

  • Informative workshops to strengthen the capacities of the migrant population to report possible cases of human trafficking for labor exploitation together with the Citizen Council for Security and Justice of Mexico City.
  • Workshops on participatory design and mural painting.
  • Trade workshops coordinated with community leaders.
Fotografía: Retrato de un hombre joven que viste con una camisa y una gorra impresas con el logo de la campaña Piénsalo 2 Veces.
Fotografía: Una mujer sostiene un micrófono mientras otra habla durate un evento de la campaña Piénsalo 2 Veces.
Fotografía: Una mujer escribe en un cuaderno durate un evento de la campaña Piénsalo 2 Veces.


A campaign by IOM Mexico