Tunde, 24-years-old, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Tunde was living with a street gang when she was trafficked by her boyfriend. The gang was regularly assaulted by police.
“We were a very large gang. We would live here. It was me, my sister, her boyfriend, my boyfriend, a whole bunch of us. […] The hardest thing is to end up in a hole like this, where you can’t even put your clothes away neatly. It’s always dirty here.”
- Tunde, about one of the several places she lived in while on the streets. During that time, she was trafficked by her boyfriend.
A highway runs through forestland in Moldova. It is often lined with buckets, where one can pull over his or her vehicle and order a car wash. The car wash, however, is code for buying sex. Girls hide behind tree trunks and wait to be signaled – once it is safe to appear, they escort their clients into the woods for sex.