Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Pyone is a survivor of human trafficking. After four years trapped in another country, today she is reunited with her family, working to support her daughter, and this past spring told her story so other young women might avoid her horrible experience.
Read her story here.
A neighbor persuades 30-year-old wife and young mother Pyone (her name has been changed to protect her identity) to work at a shop along the China-Myanmar border. When she arrives, she doesn’t find a shop, but a forced marriage.
“She (the neighbor) told me that I would earn more money with a better job at her sister’s shop in Muse Township, which is in northern Shan state,” Pyone recalls.