2004 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Honorable mention

Lorena Ros

Fotopress La Caixa for Elle

01 August, 2002

A girl is symbollically offered at the river during a juju ritual. Thousands of Nigerian women are trafficked to Europe every year and forced to work in the sex industry. Having entered countries illegally, they are pushed to the periphery of society and have little access to social care. They remain in financial debt to their traffickers, and are also controlled by juju, a voodoo ritual whereby an oath of loyalty is pledged between a god, the trafficker and the woman.

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Lorena Ros

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