Wednesday 13 December 2017

'I wasn't allowed to call home or go to church – I was so alone'

‘I couldn’t meet with anybody, I couldn’t make friends. I didn’t know anybody. I wasn’t allowed to call home. I felt completely alone’: Teresa* (* Teresa’s real name has been
changed to protect her identity)
‘I couldn’t meet with anybody, I couldn’t make friends. I didn’t know anybody. I wasn’t allowed to call home. I felt completely alone’: Teresa* (* Teresa’s real name has been changed to protect her identity)
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

TERESA* was just 16, grieving for her father, and struggling to stay in school when a diplomat promised her a new and exciting life in Ireland.

Little did she realise when the offer was made that she was instead being trafficked here to work as a domestic slave.

The African diplomat was planning to move to Dublin and was due to take up a posting at his country's embassy here.

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