modern day slavery

modern day slavery

Trafficking victim speaks out as Modern Day Slavery Act comes into force

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A trafficking victim who was forced into prostitution around Europe after being groomed to believe she was going to be a model has spoken of her relief at finding refuge in a UK safe house, with support from The Salvation Army. Emma (not her real name), was working as a hairdresser and studying part-time for an economics degree in her home country of Albania when a client convinced her to join his new modelling agency. But her new boyfriend soon became her captor, moving her across Germany, Italy and Albania where she was forced into sex work and kept under constant lock and key. The trafficking victim told her story as the new Modern Day Slavery Act comes into force, a strengthened effort to tackle slavery and trafficking in the UK and protect victims.