Timea escaped. She is among the rare victims of human trafficking who do, and among the even rarer, who manage to overcome its trauma.
Timea Nagy came to Canada from Budapest, Hungary in 1998, for the dream of a new job and life. Instead, she fell victim to the horror of human trafficking in North America. Like hundreds of thousands of young women in Canada, the United States, and around the world, she was abducted and forced to work in the sex industry.
Two-thirds of victims of human trafficking are sexually exploited. For Timea, survival, mere survival, was a struggle. Healing was even harder. She admits it took time, understanding, and love. Now, Timea is helping others escape a $150 billion dollar industry.
She has written, spoken, inspired, and fought to secure second chances for victims of human trafficking. Most importantly, she has sought the shift in mindset from victim to survivor. Since 2015, she has been building Timea’s Cause Inc., a social enterprise designed to improve the lives of human trafficking survivors.
Finding the Courage