Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia

by ASTRA - Anti trafficking action (ASTRA - Akcija protiv trgovine ljudima)
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Support victims of human trafficking in Serbia
Apr 18, 2017

Familiar is always less frightening than unfamiliar

ASTRA leaflet
ASTRA leaflet

A young woman contacted ASTRA for help. She was in a big problem and she needed someone to help her. She started talking, while tears were running down her face.

She told us her story, a story that seemed like it was from some fiction or a book. She was exploited for couple of years, and the only thing that kept her going was her son and her wish to see him again. "I can hardly believe myself how many things we can all endure". She was far away from her son, locked and tortured, her life depended on someone else, but her memories kept he going. She new that one day she would see him again. It all seemed like a bad dream that would end one day. And it did...

One day, she met a man who helped her escape and return to her family. She found ASTRA's phone number on the internet and she called. She was still afraid for her life, for her son's life, for everything that was coming her way, but she new that she couldn't be able to fight alone. She had a problem trusting people, even ASTRA and the police. She was informed about her rights, and what we can do to help her. At first she hesitated. After the first meeting she said she would think about it and that she would call again. We did not want to pressure her, because we knew what kind of trauma she suffered and that her trust in other people was violated. We knew she needed some time to think and reflect. After a month, she called again...

She said she needed someone to share with her fears and nightmares that have been torturing her. And that's how it all started. She was provided with medical and psychological assistance and other relevant institutions got involved to help in her protection.

She is coming to ASTRA on regular basis now, because she finds a peace and comfort here. Her life is stabilizing bit by bit and one day she will be able to continue where she left off, and a smile in her face will replace tearful eyes.  

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