From Nigeria to Italy: trafficked for sexual exploitation

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Thursday 18 May 2017

During the first three months of 2017, nearly 1600 Nigerian girls arrived to Italy by sea and we estimate that at least 80% of them are doomed to be placed on the paid sex market.

Trafficking in human beings from Nigeria is a dramatic phenomenon, which exponentially increases every year spreading among all Italian regions. On the Road have been working for more than twenty years, helping these women exploited in the streets, offering medical and legal counselling and exit routes.

The video is the result of a project (based on training, research and storytelling) funded by the American Embassy in Italy. It was realized after collecting dozens of life stories of the Nigerian girls welcomed in our protection programs and shelters. The purpose of this project is to raise awareness about the complex interplay of factors that lead these girls to be exploited in the streets and make it difficult to escape.

Created by: Stefano Sbrulli
Concept: Cristina Pizzolato, Stefano Sbrulli
Illustrations: Maria Marzano
Script: Cristina Pizzolato

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