The Ministry of Gender recently coordinated a trip with several journalists and the Ministry of Justice to the safe house containing the 14 Liberian women who were allegedly trafficked to Lebanon and used as sex slaves.
Four Lebanese Nationals and a Liberian have been indicted by the Special Grand Jurors for Montserrado County on May 4th. They were indicted on charges of illicit trafficking of a human being and migrant smuggling.
Campaigners presented a nine-count petition seeking the United States government’s intervention on behalf of the girls trafficked into Lebanon.
According to Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, the ten Liberian girls who were allegedly trafficked to Lebanon and recently repatriated are in good health and eager to see their families.
Liberia is a source, a transit point, and a destination for people exposed to forced labor and sex trafficking. Most victims of trafficking within Liberia are Liberian nationals being exploited within the country. Miss Liberia in the US wants to bring more attention to the issue.