Saturday 18 November 2017

Freed women 'doing remarkably well', says charity founder

Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

The three women recently freed from 30 years in slavery said they are doing "remarkably well' considering the "absolute trauma" they have been through, according to the founder of Freedom charity.

Speaking on RTÉ radio this morning, Aneeta Prem said she was still in contact with the three woman, including one Irishwoman. Ms Prem said she thinks it was her charity's name that first enticed the women to get in contact after seeing her speaking on the television.

Ms Prem said that If people were in distress and wanted to speak, being silent wasn’t an option.

"They memorised the phone number [to the charity's 24/7 helpline]. They felt I was someone they could trust and have confidence in," Ms Prem said.

"Considering the absolute trauma, they’re doing remarkably well. They’re going to have to rebuild their lives."

Mr Prem said she was horrified this was going on in London and hopes people will be more vigilant in future.

"This can't be the only case. You need to know who your neighbours are and ask questions."

Irish Independent

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