She was forced into prostitution immediately after she was collected from the airport. Afterwards, Apramp finds the women somewhere safe to live, offers counselling and legal support, and helps them find work. Yet this vastly profitable and largely unregulated market has also become infested with criminality, turning Spain into a global hub for human trafficking and sexual slavery. Instead, he drove her over the border using their EU residency cards and within 24 hours she was on the streets. Now, she says, most women in prostitution in Spain are foreigners: Apramp works with women of 53 different nationalities. Maria says many are also acting as human signposts, indicating that there are houses filled with other women nearby. There are many reasons why Spain has become a hotspot, but for Mora, the biggest single factor is cultural.
Alyssa. Age: 23.
But for now she is surviving.
Madalyn. Age: 31.
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Although the Spanish Socialist party, which two weeks ago won another term in government , has promised to make it illegal to pay for sex, prostitution has boomed since it was decriminalised here in Her family is from Ecuador but she was living on the outskirts of Madrid, with a Spanish passport, when she was forced into prostitution in her own neighbourhood five years ago, after falling victim to fraudsters who lent her money. In the UK, thousands of women are thought to be trapped in sexual servitude, but the scale of the problem in Spain is staggering. She was forced into prostitution immediately after she was collected from the airport.