Monday, January 29, 2007


Sex trafficking around the world

This article, from (credit Shiva for the heads up), chronicles the horrifying nature of Cambodia's sex trade. International organizations estimate that between 50,000 and 100,000 women in Cambodia are sex workers, forced into the industry by dire poverty. The CNN article writes about a young girl, Srey, sold into the sex industry at the age of 5 (it is estimated that 30% of Cambodia's sex workers are under 18), and subsequently 'rescued' by anti-sex trade activists. Somaly Mam, the woman who rescued Srey, has been working tirelessly against Cambodia's sex trade ever since she escaped it herself. Scary stuff - and global activism in need of our support.


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