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Financial aid important in helping victims

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 12 2018   /  02:40 am

Tough survivor: Former trafficking victim Maizidah Salas from Wonosobo, Central Java, speaks at a discussion in Jakarta last week in front of a screen that shows her receiving the Trafficking in Person (TIP) Hero award from United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, during a ceremony in Washington, DC, in June. (JP/Dian Septiari)For award winner Maizidah Salas, a former migrant worker and survivor of human trafficking, the pain is still all too real, even though she has been back in Indonesia for years.

“I have been through it all, I was persuaded, recruited and had my documents falsified. I worked for three months without pay, not according to the contract and with no days off. I was not allowed to own a cellphone or talk with outsiders,” she told a discussion recently in Jakarta.

“Even now, talking abou...