The Paper Birds Theatre Company of England did several workshops and performed their award-winning show, In a Thousand Pieces, as part of ArtsQuest this past week. In a Thousand Pieces tells the tale of a young Eastern European girl and her journey to England where she is forced into the British sex trade. It is a beautiful, moving portrayal of a disturbing subject.
To learn more about this global problem, read:
Sex Trafficking: a Global Perspective edited by Kimberly A. McCabe and Sabita Manian
“Global estimates of human trafficking range from 600,000 to four million victims each year with the majority being victims of sex trafficking … The United Nations has defined “human trafficking” as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by threat or use of force.”