Many young women and children are trafficked to work in Thailand’s red-light districts. They could be found in open bars or backstreet brothels.
Thailand has long been a major source, destination and transit country for human trafficking, it is currently placed on the Tier 2 Watch List of the Trafficking in Persons Report . The country is the hub of commercial sex in Southeast Asia, and it has attracted locals, foreigners and expats to spend their money on buying the companion of young women and children, many of whom are victims of sex trafficking.
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Say “No” to arranged marriage
Maria (pseudonym) was born in a large farmer family in Bangladesh. Her parents wanted to marry her off to close relatives. At that time Maria was only 22 years old, but she had already been divorced for three times. Maria rejected another arranged marriage and decided to run away from home.
On the way from the village to the capital, the bus driver noticed Maria. Knowing that she was lost, the bus driver offered to introduce her to work in a factory. To her surprise, the bus driver sold her to a small brothel. Maria was bent on leaving the control of her parents; however, she fell into another trap of oppression.
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