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Slavery Today

Trafficking

 

Modern day slavery is not usually associated with the West - but tens of thousands of women are trafficked there every year as sex workers and forced labourers.

The problem received worldwide attention earlier this year when nineteen Chinese labourers were drowned in the rising waters as they picked cockles in Morecambe Bay in the northwest of England. They were being paid the equivalent of less than $2 a day.

Others come from Eastern Europe. Ivana, a Ukrainian woman in her early 20s, talks about how a job she took as a waitress in Greece turned into something more sinister - and she found herself forced into prostitution in Birmingham, in the English Midlands.

And one trafficker, now in hiding, reveals how he used to kidnap babies as young as 18 months and transport them through Europe.

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