Podcast: Surviving sexual slavery – Grizelda's story

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Grizelda Grootboom speaking with Cristina Silveiro in the radio studio at UN Headquarters in NY. UN News/Matt Wells

How do you overcome years of sexual slavery, despite scars which will always remain?

Grizelda Grootboom knows the answer, and in September, she joined the Secretary-General at the UN's main podium, to tell her story.

She came to urge the General Assembly to adopt a Political Declaration to end the scourge of human trafficking, telling delegates that they had to put victims' needs first.

UN chief António Guterres called for trafficking to become a "real priority for international cooperation".

"It's so important to hear the voices of survivors," said Grizelda.

Afterwards, she spoke at length to Cristina Silveiro, for this latest edition of our podcast series, The Lid Is On.

Duration: 39’55″

 

Music credits: Ketsa: "Sad Moments" and "Catch me Falling"

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