Human Traffic Watch

Artist highlights plight of young sold into sex trade

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on October 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

As it transpired, Brian, in his role as a Mountie, had tracked a Canadian paedophile to Cambodia. When he saw what was going on there with children being sold into prostitution he set out to do something about it.

Tim said: “He set up the group Ratanak and that’s what he was speaking in the church about.

“I spoke to him and also got involved with the group. That’s how my photography project in Cambodia came about.”

Tim continued: “I got married on October 21. We spent a week on honeymoon in Cambodia then the second week was spent visiting Ratanak projects. I went back again to take photographs of young girls who had been rescued from trafficking and Deborah, who is a psychiatrist returned to help some of the counsellors.

“Human trafficking is not just something that happens on the other side of the world. There are groups here in Northern Ireland and closer to home in Craigavon who are working to stop human trafficking.”

Tim’s exhibition runs until November 24. Find out more at http://www.timdoak.me.uk

Source: Lurgan Mail

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