Desperate for a job, she is offered a way out of her rural village.
She is told a new life and a job in another place await her. When she gets there, her dream is shattered by the reality.
In her new world, she is a slave.
Cambodia ranks third for the highest estimated prevalence of modern slavery per capita (Global Slavery Index, 2015). While strides have been made, children under the age of 16 once accounted for as many as 35% of the sexually exploited in Cambodia (UNICEF).
We long for the day that no man, woman or child lives in slavery.
A front-end strategy that empowers and protects people from ever becoming victims is how we work toward that day.
Steps can be taken to prevent the cyclical disease of human trafficking. The causes of the disease are known. We can lessen the need for treatment.