People who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation sell sex on the street or in brothels, massage parlours, lap dancing clubs, and in private houses.
- They move from one brothel to another or work in various places.
- They are escorted whenever they go and or return from work and other activities.
- They have tattoos or other marks indicating ‘ownership’ by the exploiters.
- They work long hours or have few, if any, days off.
- They sleep where they work.
- They live or travel in a group, sometimes with other women who do not speak the same language.
- They have very few clothes.
- They have clothes that are mostly the kind typically worn for prostitution.
- They only know how to say sex-related words in the local language or in the language of the client group.
- They have no money of their own.
- They are not able to show an identity document.
- They are afraid to reveal who is controlling them and lie about their story.
- Their mobile phone keeps ringing when they are out.
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