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Women Of The South (Commissioned: 2018)

Women of the South is a photo-story accomplished in 2018 in collaboration with Drosos foundation to document the life of women after escaping human trafficking.

As economy decreases in the country - in rural villages south of Egypt women as young as 14 are recruited for human trafficking and prostitution in order to provide a better life for their family and siblings. Women are sold – usually multiple times – in a form of unregistered marriage to men from Arab countries (Egypt, Jordan, Dubai..etc). Some women get divorced and restart the cycle, other women become hostage in the mercy of their “client” and some other women take the courageous choice of escaping the never ending tragedy.

The visual story depicts the life of the women trying to make it on their own and start a new life for themselves and their children with the help of a local organization supported by Drosos Foundation. The project takes place in three villages south of Giza.

Commissioned by & rights reserved to Drosos Foundation. Showcased are samples from the story.