Human Traffic Watch

Survivor’s of sex-trafficking in Cambodia find strength on survival

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on April 17, 2013 at 2:29 pm
A teenage girl who is a human trafficking survivor stands in her room at a shelter managed by AFESIP Cambodia. Image: AFESIP

A teenage girl who is a human trafficking survivor stands in her room at a shelter managed by
AFESIP Cambodia. Image: AFESIP

“Survivor leadership is critical in combating sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Survivor’s voices demonstrate strength, courage and activism. Listen to their stories and advocate for change. Be a part of the solution,” outlines Equality Now.

Current conditions in Cambodia for women and girls who have been trapped in the sex-slavery industry has ‘troubling’ statistics. 2011 data shows that the numbers of girls under the age of 12 who have been forced into sex-trafficking has more than doubled from 2007 to 2010. While sex-work per se is not illegal in Cambodia acting as a pimp or a brothel owner, especially for an under-age girl is illegal. Even though this is the law in Cambodia many do not know this.

“Purchasing sex from someone younger than 18 is illegal [in the region], yet many Cambodians are unaware this is even a law because it is rarely enforced,” outlined Isabelle Chan, a Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School awardee in 2010.

Source: Women News Network

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