By drawing and playing games, the extent of their trauma becomes clear.
The girls and boys in the shelter, aged 7 to 17, stay in a protected area where they are given psychological help and support.
The Hotline is equipped to handle calls related to sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery, servitude, begging by others, servile marriage, extraction of organs, and sexual tourism.
Armed military groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC patrol and occupy many of the low-income areas of Colombia identified as hotspots for human trafficking.
Facing limited opportunities to make a living, more and more teenagers began to turn to the digital space and their WhatsApp networks, and were quickly lured into exploitative structures through job offers.
More than 15% are under 18.