Rachel Lloyd

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Rachel Lloyd (born 1975) is an English activist against sex trafficking. Lloyd moved to the United States in 1997. In 1998 she started the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services. A documentary was made about it called Very Young Girls. It was released in 2007. In 2011 her book Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself was published.

Early life[change | change source]

Lloyd was born in Portsmouth. She left school when she was 13 to work. She tried to kill herself three times.[1] When she was 17 years old, she moved to Germany.[2] She worked there as a prostitute for two years. When her pimp tried to kill her, she went to a church to live. Lloyd moved to the United States in 1997. She went back to school and got a General Educational Diploma. Then she went to university. There she got a Master’s degree in urban anthropology.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Child sexual exploitation in the USA: Not just a problem for developing nations". UNICEF.
  2. http://queenscourier.com/2008/scarborough-pushes-bill-to-help-teen-prostitutes-14191/