With scars that will never heal, one woman fights human trafficking

20 Sep 2007
International Herald Tribune

The ‘International Herald Tribune’ describes the story of a woman victim of trafficking. T*he article gives an overview about the situation in Italy*, with statistics and several quotes from victims and experts on trafficking in human beings. But it is only at the end of the article that we read that “few traffickers end up in prison and clients rarely face charges, even though many prostitutes are underage and it’s illegal to have sex with a minor in Italy.” Unfortunately, the article fails to describe the complexity of the phenomenon, and to show the very specific aspects of child trafficking. In Rome today, many reports from reliable sources show that the number of foreign underage girls exploited in the sex market is still increasing.

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