Against All Odds: One Nigerian Woman Escapes from Dubai’s Dark Underworld.
*Elisabeth, age 31, traveled to Dubai in 2018 and returned after three months in September the same year. The journey was arranged by a sponsor and facilitated through a friend from Benin. Initially she was told it was a housekeeping job with a good salary, upon arrival, she discovered the sponsor’s intention was to engage her in prostitution.
Describing a disturbing setup in an industrial area called “the PIT,” *Elisabeth recounted how multiple men from various nationalities lined up for paid sexual encounters. She endured this horrific situation, succumbing to the threats from her sponsor. Feeling emotionally distressed, she shared her experience only with her mother and one friend who also later went to Dubai, acknowledging the deception and the plight of other women coerced into similar circumstances.
Against All Odds: One Nigerian Woman Escapes from Dubai’s Dark Underworld
Despite using protection, faced risks due to broken condoms. Following her return, she underwent medical tests and initiated self-treatment for health issues arising from her traumatic experiences. She also expressed reluctance in forming relationships due to the psychological impact of her ordeal.
The interview sheds light on the hidden number of women subjected to such exploitative situations in the UAE, with no form of protection.
Listen to *Elisabeth’s story:
*The victim’s name has been changed for her own protection.