I feel the need to share – in this case, to reblog. I’ve touched upon human trafficking in some of my posts. Sex trafficking is a theme in my book, Suzie and the Monsters. In it, Alia says:
This isn’t prostitution, it’s abduction and systematic dehumanisation. It’s a violation of the human spirit. And yet people still think of these girls as prostitutes. The government, for all its fine words and intentions, has reduced funding for the charities that aid and shelter escapees. The police don’t have the support they need to deal with it.
I think we know each other well enough that it’s the right time to talk about sex trafficking. If you don’t know it yet, it happens everywhere, in so called third world countries, as well as in the western world. Both, Europe and USA struggle with domestic and international sex trafficking.
Not even a day passes without “news” coming from across the pond informing the general public about new development regarding the sex trafficking. For some reason here, in Europe, we don’t officially talk about trafficking too much. As if it was one of those shameful subjects Europe should not get involved in.
But let’s say it out loud children as young as four years old are used for sex and forced into prostitution. Children (the majority is still girls but boys are also used and abused) are smuggled and sold across the continents. Those children are either kidnapped, taken…
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