Radhika's Story: Surviving Human Trafficking
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A seemingly innocent sip of Coca-Cola drunk by a starving anddesperately thirsty 16-year-old girl led to the first of RadhikaPhuyals human trafficking experiences. Drugged Radhika wokeup hours later in great pain only to discover that her kidneyhad been removed and sold to the highest bidder. Radhika wasmarried by force but tried to make the best of her situation.She had a much-loved son but Rohans birth signified the nextharrowing episode in Radhikas life she was trafficked again.Living in India separated from her son and forced to have sexwith up to 25 men a day Radhika refused to accept her lot.Desperate to be reunited with her child she fought against theodds finding the strength to escape her horrific life and rescueher son and finally find sanctuary in a refuge set up to helpsurvivors of trafficking. Journalist Sharon Hendry tells Radhikashorrifying but incredibly inspiring story. She also highlights thepervasive nature of human trafficking in the 21st century. -An incredible story of triumph over evil in the modern world.A moving account of what a mothers love for her child canachieve even when the odds are stacked against them both.A horrifying first-hand account of a survivor of humantrafficking in the 21st-century.A portrayal of the illegal and sordid underworld of traffickingin human organs. Radhikas Story.Proceeds from the book will go to Maiti the charity that helpedRadhika and which continues to help survivors of trafficking.
- New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd, November 2010
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