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World’s Untold Stories: Innocence for Sale

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief
Last Modified: 23:38 PM EDT, 9 February 2010

CAMBODIA – On January 26, 2010 CNN aired “World’s Untold Stories” program that featured Cambodia and examined the heartbreaking stories of Southeast Asia’s child sex industry. The full length report can be viewed at CNN World.

Seen through the eyes of Aaron Cohen, CNN goes undercover into the karaoke brothels where sex with a child costs the same as a round of drinks. We witness the destitution and deprivation that keeps the young girls in the brothels and we’re there when Cohen pays his final respects to the teenage girl he’d rescued, but couldn’t save from the heartless grip of prostitution, in the face of her family’s poverty.

What’s uncovered in this half-hour will shed new light into the dark corners of the human trafficking problem in Cambodia, where we discover in many cases, the blame for the children’s exploitation lies not solely with the pimps and madams.

The documentary will enlighten and inspire new conversation about the challenges currently preventing aid workers and authorities from winning the battle in the struggle to free children from this most despicable form of modern-day slavery.

Source: CNN

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About Ayanna Nahmias

Ayanna Nahmias was interviewed on Radio Netherlands Worldwide program titled 'The State We’re In,' about her life in Africa and her determination to transcend her past. She started the Nahmias Cipher Report to provide information to readers about life in emerging economies, and to provide alternative insight into the challenges faced by women and children living in these countries. The blog features stories from around the world to inspire other people to persevere and triumph in the face of great adversity. She blogs about current events in emerging economies, international politics, human rights abuses, women’s rights and child advocacy.

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One Comment on “World’s Untold Stories: Innocence for Sale”

  1. Pat Says:

    Horrible Just plan out horrible. Brings tears to my eyes

    Reply

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