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For 18 years, Romanian psychologist Iana Matei has rescued hundreds of girls and young women from sex traffickers -- a mission she embraced after a chance encounter with three young trafficked girls in The local police asked if she could provide clothing for several "prostitutes" being held at the station; there, she discovered three terrified girls in their early teens covered in bruises and dressed in skimpy clothing.
Since then, she has opened multiple shelters as part of her non-profit Reaching Out Romania and helped over young survivors of trafficking start a new life -- often rescuing them directly from the traffickers herself. And I'm angry at society for turning a blind eye.
Romania has the highest reported rate of trafficking in the European Union, and girls and women sold into the sex trade make up the majority of victims. But selling humans proved to be much more profitable," Matei reflects. Depending on how long she lasts, of course. But you can still see that they are very, very young. When Matei set up her first shelter in Pitesti, she gave up a comfortable life in Australia, where she had lived for nearly a decade, so that she could live in a rented apartment with the first girls she rescued.
In the village, my girls are called names. Once a girl has been in prostitution, the people here don't want to have anything to do with her. No matter if the girl was forced or if she is underage -- she's just a filthy prostitute, they'll say. But how on earth can you call an abused year-old girl a prostitute? Once there, Matei and her colleagues provide counseling and set up an individual plan for each girl, with a focus on developing education and other skills. They come from extremely dysfunctional families where they have suffered all kinds of violence and emotional abuse.
But, on the other hand, the traffickers don't expect you to challenge them. They know everyone is afraid of them, so they're not vigilant. But she keeps most details about her direct rescues to herself: For an excellent though challenging novel about one Nepalese girl's experience being trafficked into prostitution, we highly recommend "Sold" for readers 14 and up at http: For a gripping memoir by a woman dedicated to ending the trafficking of girls in the U.