Human trafficking survivor, author, speaker and social advocate, Timea Nagy, immigrated to Canada in 1998. Her nightmare unfolded in Toronto in that same year after arriving from Budapest, Hungary in the hopes of finding meaningful employment. The daughter of a Hungarian policewoman, Timea was held (For three terrifying months) at the hands of traffickers and was forced to work in the sex industry. Thankfully, she escaped and started life anew. Ten years later, Ms. Nagy founded ‘Walk with Me’, a non-profit organization to assist victims of human trafficking and law enforcement agencies.
I met Timea at a conference where I was the MC. When Timea was interviewed on stage, you could hear a pin drop in the crowd. Everyone was captivated, and mortified, by her story. She detailed exactly how she ended up a victim, and more importantly how she now aids law enforcement agencies and financial institutions in detecting similar crimes by looking at financial transactions.
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Visit her website to learn more about her work: https://www.timeascause.com/