Each year, thousands and thousands of females from Central and Eastern Europe and also the previous Soviet Union are lured into the West with claims of work and an improved life. Alternatively, lots of people 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 companies around the world. In this to begin a two-part show, RFE/RL correspondent Alexandra Poolos talks about worldwide efforts to fight the growing crisis.
Prague, 23 might 2001 (RFE/RL) — it really is extremely difficult to understand exactly how a lot of women are offered every year into human trafficking bands for intimate exploitation. But international agencies and federal government bodies calculate that more than one million ladies and girls every year can be bought into prostitution and sex-industry bands in Asia, the usa, Western Europe and also the center East. Thousands among these, specialists say, originate from Central and Eastern Europe additionally the Soviet that is former Union.