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Trafficking Routes from Africa to Europe

One in three women receiving assistance at our shelters in the Netherlands come from West Africa. The majority of women come from Nigeria and Guinea, but we are also seeing women from Togo, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Ghana. To understand why we are seeing so many women from Africa it is critical to understand […]


Research Highlights Indicators of Trafficking into the Netherlands

Not For Sale works across four continents, in regions fraught with slavery and social injustice. Often, the biggest factors contributing to vulnerability overlap from one region to another. However, the nature and incidence of exploitation are usually highly dependent on political, economic and social factors local to that region.

Protecting Education to Prevent Slavery in the Amazon

A Special Report from Christina Hebets, Senior Director of International Projects, Not For Sale. I am currently in Madre De Dios, Peru, where Not For Sale works with poor and vulnerable communities to help prevent trafficking. The region is a vast expanse of rainforest. Rivers provide the quickest and easiest way for local people to […]
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A letter from our International Director in Amsterdam

Friends, I just got back from one of the local shelters we work with here in Amsterdam.  Most of the women there were rescued from sex trafficking. The circumstances that brought them to the Netherlands, the abuse they have suffered, and the pain with which they speak are unbearable to hear. I spoke with Jane, […]

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Europe’s Austerity Leaves Thousands At-Risk To Trafficking

Europe is in a state of austerity. At the close of 2012, four years following the global financial crisis, Europe owed just under $14 trillion, with an average of 85% in gross government debt across the continent.

Urgent Need to Help Women in Amsterdam

Every day, more women are trafficked for sex in Amsterdam—and we can’t keep up with the demand for help. In the red-light district, Not For Sale is running a rehabilitation program that has been identified by survivors and local shelters as the most valuable service for women during their reintegration. With the increasing need, we […]

Drug Addiction Plagues Trafficking Survivors in Cape Town

A Special Report from Not For Sale South Africa By Christina Bacino (Not For Sale South Africa Director) When I first met Sarah in 2011 she had just escaped her traffickers, was desperate to get help, and was addicted to heroine.


Combating Illegal Logging and Exploitation in Peru

For hundreds of years, Amazonian communities have supported themselves through natural resources; growing, gathering and trading produce to feed their families. As Peru’s economy has grown, however, more and more local resources have been harvested for industry. Vegetation that once sustained people’s livelihoods is disappearing at an alarming rate, threatening widespread poverty among those who cannot find an alternative means of support.
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Men For Sale in Romania

The rate of men rescued from slavery at Not For Sale Romania is on the rise. In 2012, the number of males supported has almost doubled from 2011, reaching just under 30% of all individuals supported at the project in the last twelve months.


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