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Preview: Italian convents act as safe houses in trafficking portal


The girl was waiting at the sisters' gate one morning in August.

Before her 18th birthday, Elizabeth had already traveled across the Sahara and the Mediterranean on her way from Nigeria to Europe and spent six months in a brothel in Denmark. She was being prepared to start working on the streets of Italy when she found her way to Casa Rut, a safe house for trafficking victims.


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October 9-22, 2015


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