Trafficking

Women in poverty stricken areas may be sold, or may even sell themselves, into slavery, most often for sex. In places struggling economically, such as Eastern Europe, young adult women can be the primary victims. A worldwide problem, sex trafficking occurs in the U.S. as well as overseas, and “sex tourism” from rich, developed countries fuels demand. Women and girls are also trafficked for labor and household service. Being enslaved not only assaults the God-given dignity of these girls, but places them at risk of serious physical abuse, of contracting HIV/AIDS and even of premature death.

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