In some instances, Lace said key recommendations had simply been removed from the plan without any consultation.
To date there is no institution or state program in place aimed at targeted work on the elimination of human trafficking."The problem in our country is that most of the things 's best practice, legislation and policies 's These sorts of things that could actually help improve the situation are on paper and not implemented in practice.
Responsibility for this illicit human trade in misery rests with highly sophisticated international trafficking rings.
Lace said Marta was aware that recruiters were prowling well known nightspots and Internet chat rooms in an attempt to lure victims with promises of monetary reward and a new life abroad.
In reality, Lace said many victims wound up as virtual prisoners trapped in abusive relationships or in appalling conditions following their arrival, cut off from relatives and their social networks.
LIVING NIGHTMAREMarta has provided assistance, including legal and psychological support, to some 70 victims of trafficking throughout its nine year history.
In 2008 the organization assisted 14 women between the ages of 18 and 35, the majority of which were trafficked from Latvia for sexual exploitation abroad.