Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cambodia



A short video on sex-trafficking in Cambodia. They name illiteracy, poverty, disregard for women to be the reasons for such high levels of sex-trafficking.
"If they’re lucky they’re only raped a few hundred times. Mostly it’s thousands of times," the ex-cop said of the condition in which he finds victims, mostly from Vietnam, who are traded for sex in Cambodia. (www.winnipegfreepress.com/.../MP-honours-sex-trade-fighters-105131679.html

In Cambodia, 90 percent of prostitutes are sold into the sex industry by their parents. (http://khmernz.blogspot.com/2010/12/daughters-of-cambodia-leave-sex-trade.html)

"Today in the world you can purchase a human being for less than $100. In Cambodia, where we do most of our work, you can purchase an 8 year-old girl for about $300." After a girl is bought, she is forced into a brothel, where she services clients all day long. When a brothel owner is able to recoup their costs usually within two days, there is no incentive for that person to take care of that "capital investment" anymore, according to Livermore. (http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/cnn-hero-encourages-students-to-join-fight-against-sexual-slavery)

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