How is it possible that in such a modern and emancipated country as the Netherlands, people are still becoming victims of human trafficking? How can young women not know the difference between free will and exploitation?
These are questions that we are often asked. Therefore, we gathered information from research articles and our own experiences to, hopefully, help you understand.
Help me understand
We often look at the adult who has been “tricked” or was not street smart enough to understand the danger of the situation. However, there are more factors to consider, than just not being street smart in order to understand the trajectory of a person. Evidence shows that child sexual abuse survivors are at greater risk of victimization later in life than the general population. This phenomenon is called sexual revictimization. Although statistics are always hard to pin down, the article Trauma, violence and abuse is suggesting that almost half of sexual abuse survivors are sexually victimized in the future. The biggest culprit of these result findings is SHAME.