According to Walk Free there are 35,8 million slaves today in the world!
Human trafficking is an important issue in Romania!
Romania is a source, transit, and destination for men, women, and children subject to trafficking. It is one of the number one origin country for slaves exploited in western Europe.
Women and children from Romania are victims of forced prostitution in Italy, Spain, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Greece, Germany, Cyprus, Austria, France, but also in Romania itself!
According to ANITP (National Agency Against Human Trafficking in Romania) in 2014, there were 757 identified victims:
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We are a team of young people from Romania. Each of us have been touched by a story and face of a child or woman in sexual exploitation.
Now, each of us want to make their voice heard and make a difference!
The work asociatia FREE does is vital and greatly needed! When I talk about the 'work' I don't just think about the prevention campaigns, because there is so much more then that. The relationships they were able to build with girls on the streets, going out on a weekly basis, are so important! Girls know they can call them at any hour of the night; they have that kind of relationships! Something else I appreciate about F.R.E.E's team is that they did the 3D project with excellency (…) This project came from the heart. This is the kind of project that gets me exited because it was made out of passion
The need for prevention is great in Romania and we all do it : Asociatia F.R.E.E, ANITP, Eliberare, ADPARE, Caritas... There are many governement institutions and NGOs who have initiatives, but we believe that what is most needed in Romania is unity in the anti-trafficking efforts.
WOMEN REACHED TO IN THE LAST 2 YEARS