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Child Trafficking Survivor Now Mentors Others

Half the Sky Movement

Sheila White grew up in a troubled home, was abused and ended up in foster care as a teenager. Forced into sex work, she explains why victims can't leave their pimps. "If a girl is ... homeless, if she doesn't have nowhere to go, and she doesn't have clothes or food or shelter, ... those are the things that her exploiter is giving her," she says. Sheila now works with Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) to help other victims of sex trafficking escape and rebuild their lives.

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