Human sex trafficking is an illegal form of modern day slavery that has turned into a lucrative business throughout our nation. Sex is very big business and there is a tremendous amount of money that can be made. There are people that will use any means necessary to be a part of this industry. Young women and children are used as a commodity, offered a better life and then sold like property to increase the wallets of these criminals. I am against this kind of inhumane treatment and know that as a nation we can do more to abolish this so called business forever. I believe this possible with more laws, stronger penalties for breaking those laws, and awareness that this is a very big and rapidly growing problem …show more content…
Although she hated them, she knew the right thing to do was to treat them and then teach them about HIV and condoms. She knew these men were infecting prostitutes and some even their wives. That was the beginning of Somaly trying to help the girls in Cambodia.
Since then a lot has happened in her life. She has never gone back to prostitution and truly become a voice for these young girls that live the life she did. In 1996 she created AFESIP (Agir Pour Des Femmes En Situation Precaire) which means in English “Acting for women in distressing circumstances”. This is a non-government, non-profit run organization. Mam was doing an interview on Anderson Cooper 360 and telling her story and explaining what AFESIP was. Well, as chance would have it there were two young men watching the video clip, Jared Greenberg and Nicholas Lumpp. As graduates from the United States Air Force, they were aware of this growing international crisis and wanted to help.
They went to Cambodia and met up with Somaly and saw firsthand what these young girls were going through. The young men toured some of the shelters and met some of the girls who had been rescued by AFESIP. This experience changed Jared and Nicholas’s lives forever. They decided that too many people around the world were not aware that slavery still exists. As the three of them spoke more and more, Mam explained her