• Dreams turn to s*x slave nightmares for Nigeria’s trafficked women

    Dreams turn to s*x slave nightmares for Nigeria’s trafficked women

    They arrive in their hundreds every month, their heads full of dreams of new lives in Europe. In reality, many of them are destined for years of sexual slavery.

    And in Italy’s migrant-saturated southern ports, prising these young Nigerian girls away from their traffickers is a formidable challenge.

    With each new landing of migrants rescued at sea, the well-worn processing procedures have an almost ritualistic aspect to them: a first identification interview, cuddly toys for the children and a specialist from the […]