To, Through, and From Eastern Europe". Nyasha Kadandara is a Zimbabwean journalist and film-maker who works mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. These printed advertisements are rarely vetted. The actual number of those who are being trafficked is nearly impossible to calculate. They also threaten the girls with threats of violence and murder of their families back home. Jane, a year-old Kenyan undergraduate who readily admits to having two sponsors, sees nothing shameful in such relationships - they are just part of the everyday hustle that it takes to survive in Nairobi, she says.
To prevent escape attempts, the traffickers take all forms of documentation.
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Kenyan academics and NGOs have made extensive studies of domestic violence, and of the risks faced by sex workers. Grace, the aspiring singer struggling to put food on the table, has a slightly different perspective - to her the similarities with sex work are more apparent. Human trafficking is the second most profitable illegal activity in the world, after drug trafficking. She says the girls rarely talk with one another about the trauma they experienced. But it's all a pretence," he says.