If slavery was abolished over 200 years ago, then why is it that more than 80 women a week are being Human Trafficked in the UK alone?

I first heard the story of a human trafficked victim on a BBC radio program. She had been kidnapped, held captive for 18 months and sold repeatedly as a sex slave during this period. She was also sexualy abused by her captors, regularly beaten and forced to take drugs. What especially impacted on me was that this happened in the UK, not in some third world country. Then I asked myself – ‘what difference does that make?’ Bottom line, people are being held against their will and forced to have sex for money with strangers. Some of them are as young as four years old. I was so shocked by her story and appalled at the size of the problem, that I felt compelled to raise the awareness of it and the hundreds of thousands of victims like her by writing a fictional account of a vicitm. I called my fictional character Svetna.

Svetna is a distressing book – or at least I hope you find it so. I want to raise the awareness of this problem with the average person, not the already converted. I want to shock you…………because the fact that Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world – is shocking!The villains in the book are just like the ones out there in the real world. Twisted people, using violence and drugs to control other human beings for their own ends. Svetna is a fictional victim that represents the many real ones; her pain, shame, doubts and fears are the same as those expressed by real victims in this situation.

I don’t know if there is a ‘Chuck’ out there somewhere, ready to fight for victims like Svetna………………..

Read the book and let me know what you think. You can e-mail me directly  johnstack@svetna.com

or post your views on here……………….

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