This is what she learned. Rebecca - United Kingdom I was prostituted from 14 till I was He plays me messages he received about an year-old girl about a year ago. This global epidemic is lucrative and far-reaching: Sex trafficking is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar industry that enslaves 4. They were drugged and sold to the brothel before they could understand what was going on. Her family, no one would know where she was going.
How "Laura’s" Chicago Trip Turned Into Sex Trafficking
He believes only a few hundred of the thousands still missing will be found in Syria. This time leaving everything about her life behind. He has huge eyes and a face still gaunt from not getting enough to eat. When the Islamic State swept into northern Iraq in , thousands of Yazidis were killed and kidnapped, including women and girls who were taken as sex slaves. Then came the turning point.
Modern Slave Narratives | Stories of Human Trafficking - End Slavery Now
But the majority of the girls shared the same story: Like Papiya, they also refused to accept the life of sexual violence and abuse that they found themselves forced into in the name of marriage, and they were willing to risk their lives to escape it. Brisa - Bolivia Bolivia has the highest rate of child sexual abuse in I now wake up feeling free. After fighting her way out of a car, she ran to a nearby hotel and told a security guard she needed help. Favour - Sierra Leone I like being called Favour because it has a divine Two volunteers arrived to drive her hundreds of miles away to a safe house.
Trafficked is a five-part MarieClaire. Our stories can make a difference. They were sold as sex slaves. Everything was great until they reached the city. State lawmakers have considered a number of bills in recent years in an effort to toughen laws pertaining to sex trafficking.