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Najma traveled to Abu Dhabi for a domestic-help position, and was immediately trafficked into commercial sex work

As a teenager Najma traveled to Abu Dhabi for a domestic-help position, and was immediately trafficked into commercial sex work. She managed to escape back to Bangladesh after a year of forced prostitution, exploitation and abuse. Now 25, Najma is part of a rehabilitation programme supported by UN Women. Operated with government and NGO partners, the programme re-integrates exploited migrants into their communities.

 

Photo Credit: UN Women/Anindit Roy-Chowdhury

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Taken on April 21, 2011