She left in January 2011, not looking back once, wearing little more than slippers and a sweater.She did not realise then that the price of her freedom would have to be paid in bed, with men of very different standing, from those with an air of sophistication to hardened drinkers.“Traditionally Albanian families have favoured boys over girls for two main reasons: the inheritance of the family name and the prospect of boys growing up to become breadwinners,” a 2005 report by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said.Abortion in Albania was legalized in 1995 after the fall of the communist government.She previously worked for several national print and TV outlets.Her fellowship story on Albanian victims of sex trafficking will be published in the coming days.The newly elected government, which is mired in one of the country’s worst financial crises, has not been able to make clear how it expects to pay its debts.
Timothy Herrmann, the UN Representative for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) in New York, writes that in Madrid the situation is especially dire where private hospitals have been unable to pay their abortion bills for over a year.
On June 25, the Constitutional Court sided with the politicians.
It ruled in favour of keeping Article 113 of the criminal code, which specifies that prostitution is an offence punishable by a fine or up to three years in prison.
As a child, Pamela was abandoned by her mother and maltreated by her grandmother.
She felt she had no alternative but to run away from home.