Romania has become a global market leader in the sex-chat industry. An estimated 200,000 Romanians are currently working as webcam models. Many see it as a demeaning way out of poverty.
Germany must do more to avert human trafficking, a Council of Europe evaluation team has said. It added that officials need training to spot exploiters such as internet "loverboys" who lure girls into prostitution.
Slavery may be banned worldwide, but the practice continues to this day. In Germany, instances of forced prostitution and labor exploitation have fueled debate about what contributes to slavery and how it can be stopped.
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