The terrible war comes at a tragic price: dead, wounded and refugees. But it also presents a difficult phenomenon – brutal exploitation in times of distress for women and girls who are desperate to save their families. In order to stop the difficult phenomenon of exploitation and enslavement of women, we sent treatment teams from the field of psycho-trauma and social work.
Millions of refugee girls and women are fleeing for their lives in Europe, on a horrific journey into an unknown future. Thousands of people are exploited, falling prey to extortion, violence, rape and human trafficking.
Sexual violence is a horrific byproduct of large-scale wars and disasters. Testimonies reveal that a significant percentage of refugee women and girls have suffer long-term physical, psychological and social consequences of sexual violence during their escape from conflicts. They endure persistent displacement, poverty, loneliness and helplessness.