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This video depicts Iana Matei’s work.

Rescued From Sex Slavery

(CBS) At night, the rooms above a building in downtown Bucharest resemble a scene straight from the 18th-century slave trades, and it’s taking place in front of 48 Hours’ hidden cameras. There, Correspondent Peter Van Sant is negotiating to buy a human being – not for an hour, but forever. In this 48 Hours report [...]

Angel of The East

From a secret address in the city of Pitesti (Romania), Iana Matei devotes her life – and risks it – to rescuing child victims of sex traffickers. For her tireless battle against this nasty form of slave trade, Iana has been named Reader’s Digest European of the Year 2010. Read the article now.

Heroes Acting To End Modern Day Slavery

Iana Matei, Founder and Coordinator of Reaching Out, Romania. (Ms Matei is the third hero listed in the US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report.) Iana Matei’s NGO Reaching Out has been operating since 1998 and has provided direct assistance to 127 victims of human trafficking. Reaching Out offers a one-year recovery and assistance program [...]

Rescuing Young Women From Trafficker’s Hands

CONSTANTA, Romania THE 15-year-old had been “trained” in prostitution in a nightclub in the southern Romanian city of Calarasi. Now, the sex traffickers were getting ready to sell her off to a Turkish brothel for $2,800. Read the whole article.

Orphans in Romania- Human Trafficking

How orphans in Romania and human trafficking are related and an overview of Iana’s work. Watch the video.

Freedom at Midnight

“Can I be sure you’re not giving me back to them?” Diana whispered from the backseat of the car. “I’m scared.” The trembling figure, huddled in a blanket against a cold Bucharest night, had only minutes earlier been just one of the legion of girls for sale in Romania’s human-trafficking market. Driven by fear, her [...]

Iana Matei Interviewed by Reader’s Digest

Excellent imagery portraying Romanian human trafficking in the sex slave industry (video in Romanian).

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