Paloma’s Story: Bravely breaking the grip of slavery

March 16, 2021

Paloma is a slavery survivor who our Justice and Care team have been supporting in Bangladesh. She recently played a very courageous and crucial role in bringing the kingpin of a trafficking network to justice!

Paloma was contacted by her former trafficker, who offered her a sum of money to recruit two more girls for the purpose of trafficking them to India and forcing them into sexual slavery.

Bravely pretending to consider the offer, Paloma instead recorded their conversations and worked with the police to facilitate his arrest.  She then positively identified the trafficker at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) office without exposing herself to the trafficker.  

Paloma is now helping the CID arrest another accused in her case! 

*Name changed to protect identity