Cambodian sex workers
Somaly says she does her best to give this girl love and support, but that it's not easy with so many other needy children around.
Some clients ask me to have sex without using a condom, but I refuse. They gang-rape me and beat me,” another girl, 17, from Svay Rieng province, said. Human rights groups, however, say the law and its enforcement have made life harder for the women they aim to help.Otherwise I can’t quit.”Increasing poverty Lim Mony, program manager for women’s issues at the nonprofit group ADHOC, the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association, said the number of girls and women involved in sex work is increasing because of higher living costs and the lure of modern luxuries.“Voluntary sex work by girls on the streets is difficult to define.Many of these girls first were lured and tricked into being sex workers by traffickers.It certainly doesn’t mean that people have stopped selling sex altogether in Cambodia,” Pearson said.“It’s become more difficult to monitor the conditions inside brothels, and it has made it more difficult for outreach workers ...
to provide health services, to provide condoms to sex workers, and to provide education services which would actually improve the health and safety in that industry.”In its most recent report on human rights around the world for the preceding year, the U. State Department noted that while the Cambodian Constitution prohibits prostitution, “there is no specific legislation against working as a prostitute.”“Trafficking in women for the purpose of prostitution was a serious problem, despite laws against procuring and kidnapping for purposes of sexual exploitation.