Running with Atalanta from Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Eighteen years ago, two young women were both studying law - one in The Netherlands and the other in Latvia. Years later their lives would intersect in what the United Nations has called the fastest growing criminal activity in the world: human trafficking. Both women have written about their experiences; Ruth Hopkins as an advocate and Anna Ziverte as a victim of the sex trade. And both women are critical of the Dutch system that, in the face of concerns about illegal immigration, tends to view the victims as criminals themselves. Their stories are told here within a tale from Ovid's Metamorphoses. The program is produced by David Swatling.