Each year, hundreds of thousands of females from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Soviet that is former Union lured into the western with claims of work and a much better life. Rather, the majority are offered into slavery and prostitution as victims of individual trafficking bands utilizing ladies from nations like Russia, Belarus, Moldova, and Romania to produce intercourse organizations across the world. In this to begin a two-part series, RFE/RL correspondent Alexandra Poolos talks about international efforts to combat the crisis that is growing.
Prague, 23 May 2001 (RFE/RL) — it really is extremely difficult to learn exactly exactly how women that are many offered every year into individual trafficking bands for intimate exploitation. But international agencies and federal government bodies calculate that more than one million females and girls every year are offered into prostitution and sex-industry bands in Asia, the usa, Western Europe plus the center East. Thousands of those, professionals say, originate from Central and Eastern Europe while the Soviet that is former Union.