Connecting with Russian communities
In Russia and Ukraine, sex trafficking is prevalent yet receives scant attention from law enforcement and government agencies. For many immigrants from this region, patterns of violence against women and distrust in law enforcement and service providers are repeated even after they have settled in the U.S.
Here, in New York, there are over 200,000 Russian-speaking households and thousands more that speak Ukrainian. Over the last four years, Sanctuary for Families has begun to reach many more of these Russian and Ukrainian speakers than we have previously.
The videos on this page reflect Sanctuary’s latest outreach effort. The series includes stories from survivors of sex trafficking and provides valuable information about where victims can seek help.