#SexTrafficked “Brides” : “Prices drop with every resale”

September 2014
Jamila is now 60 and sold to her third husband. Hers is one of the many cases of women sex-trafficked across the country, sold and resold multiple times, and subject to extreme sexual and physical violence, including habitual gang rapes by male relatives of the “husband” all in the guise of “marriage.” As one of the traffickers here openly admits, “with every resale the prices (of the ‘brides’) drop, as with any other commodity.” Yet, because this happens in the name of marriage there is no law against it, and no imitative on the part of the government to stop this form of rapidly increasing sex-trafficking.

http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMONLine.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?contentId=17611135&programId=1073755753&tabId=13&categoryId=-220041

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