Monday, October 29, 2012

"We are Poor & Helpless"

"'We are poor and helpless. What are we supposed to do? We don't have anything to eat. That's why the 'big man' brought us here from Karachi. No one likes doing this work, but I don't have any other choice,' she told DW."
(read more below)

When we think of human trafficking what is the first thing that comes to mind? 
Sex slavery?

It is important to remember that human trafficking has to be more than an issue we say we area against and do nothing to change.  We need to fight.  When I say FIGHT I am implying that we need to:
#1- Educate people to be aware and not support this trade 
#2 - Raise funds to help support the rescue and psychological, spiritual, emotional and physical recovery of victims of slavery

Below, read a summary of an article covering the harm prostitution is causing in Afghanistan.  Then click the link to read the full article.  I hope it touches your heart to fight against slavery of all people of all nations!


Human Trafficking, Prostitution thrive in Afghanistan

"Many people are unaware of just how many women are forced to work as prostitutes, according to Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch's Asia Division.

The reason, she explained, that women were forced into the sex trade by their families was due to poverty and drug addiction - usually of a husband or brother or both. The families often saw women as a source of money and take advantage of it.

Sahar Gul, 15 years old, was tortured for months by her in-laws for refusing to prostitute herself

'At least four people have to bear witness to the crime. And should the prostitute or the person who buys her be married, his or her spouse will have to be stoned. If there are no married people involved, then they receive lashings.'
As of recently, it is now illegal to lock up women for running away from home, which is just a further symptom of the violence and forced prostitution women continue to face in Afghanistan."

CLICK HERE to read full article from Deutsche Welle

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Tammy Lau said...

I felt really really bad for these people! ..really! hope everything will get better later:)

Issa Tchieu said...

Im following this great cause.
Its so painful to read abt these victims.