Sex Trafficking In Southeast Asia Essay

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Awareness for sex trafficking in Southeast Asia Every year and estimated 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked throughout the world, but sex trafficking is one of the worst in Southeast Asia. Since Southeast Asia doesn’t really recognize human trafficking laws, more and more people are being trafficked. Sex trafficking is becoming harder and harder to recognize, it is in many different forms and is sometimes hidden easily. When people are being trafficked, it violates two specific rights: article four, and five. Many people are trafficked, for many things and when they are trafficked it takes away their freedom and many times when the people being trafficked are sold, they are treated very inhumanely. Human trafficking is defined as “the …show more content…
China is a good example, they are increasing the attention that they pay to sex trafficking (source 3). This is an example of Southeast Asia trying to put an end to sex trafficking- or at least trying to lower how much is happening there. But there are places like Indonesia and Japan that don’t pay that much attention to sex trafficking at all (source 4). Sex trafficking hasn’t been put to a stop yet because there are so many forms of it, there are people who do it of their own free will as well, it is becoming harder and harder to identify. When they are caught though, most of the women are put in prison, even those who don’t do it of their own free will. We can’t ever put an end to sex trafficking, just like we have not been able to put an end to slavery, it happens and it’s hard to …show more content…
There is a place called Daughters of Cambodia that provides sex trafficking victims with social and psychological services and offers them job opportunities at one of their eight fair-trade businesses (source card 8). We can help these girls out by making more places like the daughters of Cambodia, we can offer more support to families who have less money so that they do not have to give their daughters away so that they can survive. Many parents give their daughters to man to have sex with because they need the money and they have no other way of making it but this causes the girls to have trust issues and to become fearful of others; an example of this, The desperate mom secured a "certificate of virginity" from a doctor for her daughter and sold the girl to man who raped her in a hotel for two days. After the ordeal, Kieu was sold to brothels on three occasions and finally escaped to a safe house after learning that her mom planned to send her away for a six-month prostitution job. When these girls are just given to men they are raped and beaten and this can change people for the worse. After the girls are released, they are different people, they are no longer innocent and they are afraid, they feel as though they can trust no one and they feel absolutely horrible. This is just another

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