Jewish Journal

My 10 years of freedom: From human trafficking victim to survivor and advocate

by Maria Suarez, Women Helping Women Bilingual Volunteer Coordinator, National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles

June 9, 2014 | 10:22 am

Maria Suarez telling her story at the NCJW/LA Press Conference for the launch of the Human Trafficking Outreach Project with Mayor Garcetti, Councilmember Martinez, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor Knabe, City Attorney Feuer, and other advocates, Feb. 9, 2014

It has been 10 years since I have been free, flying like a bird! In the mid-1970s, at the age of 15, I was sold for $200 to a man who I supposed to be working for, which was not true. He... read on