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A woman who tried to make her way to Europe sits with her child in a shelter in Benin City, Nigeria in March 2018. The International Organization for Migration believes that hundreds if not thousands of Nigerians—the majority of whom are women—are trafficked out of the country every year, often across the continent. [Photo: Time Magazine - Lynsey Addario—Getty Images Reportage]

INVESTIGATION: COVID-19 Lockdowns Left Nigerian Trafficking Survivors Stranded. Now They’re Looking for a Way Home

This piece was originally published in TIME in partnership with The Fuller Project, a global nonprofit newsroom reporting on issues that impact women. The three young women agreed they would escape by nightfall. They didn’t have any money or documents, but Jessica, 19, and her friends knew it was time…