Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Ivory Coast's Illegal Immigrants

"Nigerian teens forced into prostitution" By Associated Press | August 28, 2010

JOHANNESBURG — Some Nigerian women and girls are being forced into prostitution in Ivory Coast after being deceived with promises of a better life outside of their country, according to a report by an international human rights group.

The report released yesterday by Human Rights Watch also called on Ivory Coast and Nigerian authorities to investigate the trafficking networks between the countries and to shut them down....

Those interviewed describe being misled by other Nigerian women into this modern day slavery with promises of jobs as hairdressers, tailors, or other work....

The living standards may be different, ladies; however, the work is always the same.

A 27-year-old Nigerian woman who went by the name Ruth said that after the second day of arrival the woman handed each of them a condom....

The rights group said it found five brothels with young Nigerian women in two small Ivorian towns. It said that the victims were between the ages of 15 and 17 or younger when taken to Ivory Coast.