Prue Clarke is Director of the International Reporting Program at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism and Executive Director of New Narratives, a project supporting independent media in Africa.
Liberia has been on and off the State Department's human trafficking watch list for years. In this desperately poor country, people accept jobs from agents to work as domestic servants in other countries. Usually, they are trapped, earning little money and subject to abuse. But several hundred Liberian women used social media to escape their traffickers in 2022.