Ana Palacios

The rescue of a slave child
Location: Madrid
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Ana Palacios is a journalist and a documentary photographer focused in telling underrepresented stories with impact shining a light on broken corners in collaboration with NGOs such as Manos Unidas , Africa Directo and UNICEF . In 2021 she was... read on
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The rescue of a slave child
What happens after a child in slavery escapes? How are their broken childhoods rebuilt? Is there a way out?

This documentary project documents the experience of thousands of children who are bought and sold as slaves in West Africa, the region with the world's highest rate of child labour. Her work shows that there is a way out for these victims of modern slavery, a “back door” which some of them manage to find, open and step through to live their lives in freedom.

Various NGOs work in the area, caring for them in centers intended to repair these broken childhoods and reintegrate them in society following five steps: slavery, identification, rehabilitation, family reintegration and job oportunities.

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