Pain, men, sex, hurt, drowned.
Can’t feel the pain, don’tremember the numbers…2,4,6,8.
How many more (men) must I take?
How old was i,again?
How long left to endure?
Kidnapped, trafficked, enslaved, abused, stolen, tricked, sold.
“You are mine now, your life belongs to me…”
Obey me, obey me, OBEYYY MEEE!! Says Wolfgang. Obey, obey, obey… The master, I thought.
Star of the show…NATASCHA! Could he kill me? He needs me… The star of the show. He’s star.
“We are here for one thing only, to make money, pay mumtaz back and go home”
Prosseco, let me drown. Until, I’m hanging. Til I’m…I’ve been crying. Slowly… forgetting. Let me go!
“Obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me obe me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me, obey me” … Echoes.
S. O. S someome HELP me… S. O. S.. SOMEONE HEAR me. S. O. S.. someone SEE me but DON’T FUCKING TOUCH ME!
Fuck, fuck…fuck it. I’m stuck.
Shot! shot! shots!… I down some mo’, cry some mo’, drown some mo’.
Thousands of girls and women are being trafficked to Italy from Nigeria into a life of forced prostitution.
Princess okonko was trafficked from Nigeria in 1999 and with the help of Alfredo who became her husband she brought her freedom. Together they have helped hundreds in Asti and Sicily to escape their traffickers.
Natascha kampusch an Austrian girl was abducted by Wolfgang Přiklopil aged 10 in 1998. She was kept prisoner for 3,096 days.
Elizabeth Ann smart an American woman was kidnapped aged 14 by David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee.
Sophie Hayes, a British woman. Aged 24, she was lured to Italy and forced by her boyfriend to work as a prostitute for 6 months.
16 years old Michelle and 19 years old Marisol were both abused by foreign men as children.
Frida Farrell a Swedish 24 years old woman was kidnapped by a man called Peter posing as a photographer and kept in apartment 407 Harley Street against her will where she was repeatedly drugged and raped by dozens of men.
S. O. S. Original piece. Acrylic paint on canvas. 101cmx98.5cm. Made in England 26 December 2019 by Deborah Issa. Prints available and original piece available.
Children are number one, the most vulnerable, the weakest there the ones we are challenged to defend, to protect and to help – fr Shay Callum
Everyone deserves freedom and their basic human rights, and although he stole my freedom, I am determined to do everything in my power to make a difference and share a story of Hope to others. – Sophie Hayes
I was drugged and raped by dozens of men in a Harley Street flat – and it’s happening to thousands of other women all over the country –Frida Farrell
Sex slavery is the fastest growing criminal business in the world.
5.5 million children are victims of human trafficking worldwide.
Every year at least 20.6 million adults and children are kidnapped to be bought and sold into the illegal sex trade industry.
40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage.
1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children.
24.9 million people trapped in forced labour.
16 million people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work, construction or agriculture.
So far in 2016, more than 3,500 Nigerian women have arrived on Italy’s coast line.
Human trafficking earns profits of roughly $150 billion a year for traffickers.
The average annual profits generated by each woman in forced sexual servitude is $100,000.
Traffickers are now targeting more women by exploiting Europe’s refugee crisis.
Organisations helping trafficking victims: NGO piam onus, PREDA human rights foundation, the Sophie Hayes foundation, operation railroad underground, the Elizabeth Smart foundation.
Recommended Books/movies based on trafficked victims : Joy is a 2018 Austrian drama film. The plot revolves around Joy (Anwulika Alphonsus), a young Nigerian woman who walks the streets to pay off debts while also supporting her family in Nigeria and her daughter in Vienna
Sold is a novel published in 2006. Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl, her stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at “Happiness House” full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.
An old woman named Mumtaz rules the brothel with cruelty. She tells Lakshmi that she is trapped there until she can pay off her family’s debt-then cheats Lakshmi of her meager earnings so that she can never leave.
Lakshmi’s life becomes a nightmare from which she cannot escape.