The Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016, an estimated 3.6 million men, women and chidlren were living in modern slavery in Europe and Central Asia. People are subjected to exploitation in forced labour, debt bondage and forced sexual exploitation. Government response in Europe is particularly strong with a number of regional bodies holding them account and monitoring responses, and while countries in Central Asia have taken steps to tack modern slavery, more needs to be done.
Daniela took up a job offer abroad after talking to her parents about it. However, upon arrival she was subjected to forced begging and sexual exploitation.
I discussed with my father and mother and they were excited by this opportunity of earning some extra money. “Go there, it will be fine!”
I have been beaten from the first day because I was making noise and I did not want to beg, and afterwards they have beaten me on daily basis.
At night, from older men, I think that I was earning EUR 200-400 or more.
Narrative F29 provided by National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons