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This 12-year-old is being groomed for the sex industry

This 12-year-old is being groomed for the sex industry

Brinda doesn’t squirm as her mother runs a comb through her long, dark hair. She doesn’t object to the makeup, the jewelry, or the fresh change of clothes. Because Brinda knew this day would eventually come. “I knew what was in store for me when I was 5 years old,”...
Bar owners in Thailand find new ways to exploit girls

Bar owners in Thailand find new ways to exploit girls

Although Thailand’s booming red-light districts were shut down with the pandemic first hit, they reopened during the summer. And bar owners found new and more exploitative ways to make money off the girls while tourism was down. “Traffickers, pimps, and the Enemy are...
Help break the chains of cultural slavery this Christmas

Help break the chains of cultural slavery this Christmas

All around the world, people are eager for the Christmas holiday. School projects and work assignments pause as we take time to rest and enjoy Christmas day. But for many girls in India and Thailand, their occupation in the sex industry has no respite. Day in and day...
Every girl deserves freedom … especially on Human Rights Day

Every girl deserves freedom … especially on Human Rights Day

Today is Human Rights Day, a time to celebrate the dignity and worth of every person. A time to defend the helpless and fight for justice. Unfortunately, many girls in India and Thailand don’t have one of the most basic rights of all — their freedom. And they don’t...
Suicide hotline calls up 1,400% in Thailand

Suicide hotline calls up 1,400% in Thailand

Lara hangs her wet, soapy hair over a bucket and rings out as much shampoo as she can. She’s careful not to let any spill on the cramped bedding of the four other girls living with her in their tiny one-room home. They’ll need every last drop of the soapy water for...
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