Nearly 2/3 of women trafficked for prostitution worldwide annually come from Eastern Europe, three-quarters having never worked as prostitutes before. It is estimated that half a million Ukrainian women were trafficked abroad in the last 20 years. Building Hope in Ukraine
is working to building awareness to the most vulnerable of these people via a campaign in local schools and orphanages in Ukraine. Spreading information to these audiences with regard to false marriage agencies, illegit overseas jobs, erroneous nanny work and too-good-to-be-true boyfriends helps stop slavery before it happens.