Human trafficking called 'one of darkest, most revolting realities' today

Posted March 15, 2018 4:24 pm by Editor

Human trafficking called 'one of darkest, most revolting realities' today

UNITED NATIONS – Mely Lenario quietly described her harrowing journey from ambitious, naive rural girl trafficked to hopeless, drug-fueled urban prostitute, through slow rehabilitation to a new life as an outreach worker.
After she finished her story, hundreds of people in a U.N. conference room jumped to their feet in a sustained ovation.Lenario spoke March 13 on “Preventing Human Trafficking Among Rural Women and Girls,” a panel co-sponsored by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations.As an 8-year-old, Lenario was abused by her stepfather in the Philippines. He threatened her at knife point after she watched

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