Human trafficking rescues increase in Northern Ireland

Human trafficking rescues increase in Northern Ireland
Almost as many victims of sex trafficking have been rescued so far this year in Northern Ireland as in the whole of the previous year. The PSNI saved 36 potential trafficking victims in the 2017/18 financial year. BBC News NI understands that 34 victims were rescued in the first six months of the 2018/2019 financial year. A new BBC drama tells the story of one woman trafficked and forced to work as a sex slave in Belfast. Worldwide an estimated 4.8m women and girls are in forced sexual exploitation, according to the International Labour Organisation. Some  victims of human trafficking are ‘labour slaves’, but others are forced to work in the sex industry. ‘Anna’ was just one of them. She eventually escaped her captors, who were later jailed for a range of offences.  Filmed mainly in Belfast, Doing Money is a hard-hitting BBC drama and is far from fiction.

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