Meet Lawan*: a strong and capable young woman. Born into poverty with an eager appetite for learning, she sought a job to afford an education. Though, for a young uneducated girl, opportunities for safe employment weren’t readily available. So, Lawan accepted a position at a local bar.
That dark, noisy bar didn’t bear any semblance of hope. It housed abuse and exploitation on rotation. Yet, it was to serve as a vehicle that could provide the funds for her schooling. Lawan didn’t choose exploitation. Lawan chose a path holding out hope for a better life.
Day in and day out, her story never changed. Lawan’s job was to sit and drink with the men that would stop by. Working these jobs leaves young girls a mere transaction away from exploitation. Her role was to be available and to be treated as an object. That is, until one day a man Lawan met spoke to her differently. He asked her questions. Questions like, “Tell me about yourself? Do you go to school?” Eventually, he would earn her trust, and once that door was open, he offered her freedom and belonging.
Lawan’s story didn’t end in the bar because she had advocates from around the world, just like yourself, fighting for her and empowering our rescue agents to find her!
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