The small steps people take to assert their role in society, can result in major leaps for future generations.
While Romanian law officially prohibits all forms of human trafficking, the country's strategic geographic location -- a crossroads between East and West -- makes it a source, transit and destination country for the people trade. State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report of 2010 found that organized crime networks also target Romanian citizens for export to other European countries.
The country's 2007 admission into the European Union brought more relaxed border regulations and enhanced its attraction for international human traffickers. Traffickers commonly use fake identifications and bribe border personnel to bring victims into the country.
While some are struggling more than others, many citizens are rolling up their sleeves to clear out the ghosts of war.
More than a political buzzword, refugees are real people with real fears driving their decisions, and they take great risks to protect their families.
Is asking youngsters not to have sex really a solution to Romania’s problems?
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that a Lebanese businessman, Hassan Awdi, was charged with multiple offenses, including human trafficking, in connection with the importation of workers into Romania. Victims as young as 12 years old are trafficked into Romania from destinations as far-reaching as Honduras, Afghanistan, the Congo, and China.The women featured in this episode are giving a new meaning to the term “women’s work.” The 52-year Colombian civil war is not ending without leaving deep scars.As rebels hand over weapons, an entire generation of Colombians are emerging from the conflict to rebuild their nation. (CNN) -- Romania has become a major transit for the sale of people into the European Union.Once they reach Romania, many of these victims are assigned for passage beyond into Western Europe.This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.