Madrid, Spain, Mar 16, 2016 / 23:30 pm
According to a recent report from Caritas Spain, more than 2,200 women are receiving help in exiting prostitution thanks to the group's concentrated efforts in fighting human trafficking and supporting immigrants.
But, the group says that it's the support of public officials that is still desperately needed.
"We are appealing to elected officials and the public authorities to not turn a deaf ear or look the other way from the shame of this modern slavery that is prostitution and that is in plain sight," Caritas emphasized in its report.
Hilda Daems, who is in charge of the female prostitution program with Caritas, pointed out that the better part of the solution to this problem begins by focusing on the women and respecting their human rights.