Human Traffic Watch

Swedes enlist Canadian’s novel in sex slavery fight

In Human Trafficking on October 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

When Canadian author Réal Laplaine saw photos of a six-year-old girl in Calcutta taking care of her one-year-old brother, he was shocked.

The result was a novel, “See Me Not”, which tells the fictional story of a 12-year-old girl sold into sexual slavery at the age of eight. An American student’s chance meeting with the girl prompts him to try to save her.

Having recently moved to Gothenburg, western Sweden, Laplaine was put in touch with a Swedish pressure group, Real Stars, which uses art to help raise awareness about sex trafficking.

Laplaine found himself drawn to Real Stars’ ongoing “Fair Sex” campaign for a “trafficking-free Europe”.

According to the group, “Fair Sex” is defined as “sex on equal terms and with mutual respect in all situations”. The group adds: “sex trafficking is the opposite of fair sex.”

Source: The Local

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