Associazione Donne Romene in Italia – A.D.R.I.
With a high number of citizens trafficked for sexual and labor exploitation in several EU countries, Romania struggles to reform institutions and change mentality that slavery is not linked to organized crime.
Ana Maria Touma @Balkan Insight
The total number of human trafficking victims identified by the Romanian authorities in 2015 was 880. Photo: Imagens Evangélicas/Flickr
Mariana* was 60 at the time when she was left in the middle of the road at the border between Romania and Hungary by the minibus driver who was supposed to deliver her to Austria where she would start working for an elderly couple.
It was February 2012, it was cold and it took her two days to return home, in Eastern Romania, in Husi, a town in Vaslui country, one of the poorest regions in Romania. But she felt happy she did not continue her journey to Austria and that the driver…
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