Human Traffic Watch

Southeast Asia women face increase of sex trafficking

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on November 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

The official told Bikyamasr.com on condition of anonymity that “this is something we have witnessed growing in recent years and without a real effort to stem it, women face a hard future in the region.”

According to reports from local press in the region, poor women from rural areas of Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are becoming victims of human trafficking.

Without economic backing, the official said, “they face an uncertain future where the promise of money holds a lot of weight.”

Many women, most under 30-years-old, are being promised an annual salary of $5,000 (RM15,000) to work as maids in Malaysia.

But upon arrival in the country they quickly find out that those promises are not true. While many are able to escape, others are forced to work in the illegal sex trade that is booming in Malaysia.

Source: Bikyamasr

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