Cambodja sexslave

07 Feb

In 2011, Mam told an interviewer that there were 80,000 to 100,000 prostitutes in Cambodia, 58 percent of whom were trafficked.

In a 2010 Somaly Mam Foundation video, Hollywood actress Lucy Liu solemnly intoned in a voiceover that "the low-end estimate for the number of sex slaves in Cambodia alone is over 40,000".

The international charity has not made any statements about the latest allegations.

Somaly Mam claimed to be orphaned and taken in by a man she came to call her 'grandfather' who went on to rape her repeatedly and forced her to marry a soldier at the age of 14 before eventually being sold to a brothel.

She knows what will happen next: She will be tortured—whipped with metal cables, locked in a cage, shocked with a loose electrical wire—and then gang raped. When she was 7 years old—an age when most girls are going to slumber parties—she was sold to a brothel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city, to work as a sex slave. For years, pimps forced Sreypov to have sex with as many as 20 men a day. Today, she's ready to tell her story, talking openly about her enslavement and escape, and about coming to terms with her dark past. More than 12 million people are now victims of forced prostitution and labor across the world.

If she didn't meet her quota, or if she tried to run away, she was punished in unthinkable ways—burned with a hot poker, covered with biting insects. The buying and selling of humans is a billion global business, according to the U. State Department's 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report.

Mam has also claimed that it is commonplace for children as young as 3 to be sold into sex slavery in Cambodia.

published in 2011 by the UN Inter-Agency Project on Trafficking based on data collected in 2008 stated that the number of sex trafficking victims in Cambodia is 1,058 at most, including 127 children, six of whom were under the age of 13.

With her undeniable charisma and tragic back-story as a former child sex slave, she has rubbed shoulders and traded hugs with Hollywood stars such as Susan Sarandon and Meg Ryan. Glamour Magazine made her a "woman of the year" honoree in 2006. The big thing now is trafficking - people say, 'Oh my God, trafficking' - but how do we define that?- Sebastien Marot, founder of Friends International In 2010, then-US secretary of state Hillary Clinton visited an Afesip shelter here and later spoke about her moving encounter with Long Pros, a former sex slave who said her eye was gouged out by a brothel-keeper.The term "trafficking" has become trendy among donors in the Western world for the pure horror it evokes - a horror that Pros embodied for many - but it leaves out a whole spectrum of complex choices and negotiations, and often erases women's agency entirely.Young girls in Cambodia and from Vietnam sold in the sex slaves trade.Young girls as 8 years old are sold into prostitution, where the international should take a closer look at police chief Hok Lundy (Vietnamese agent) profile.