One forgets easily, probably in order to witness it without being shocked, but prostitution is not a freely chosen career. It is an attack on the dignity of the prostituted person and is part of the quiet violence practiced essentially against women. The demand for prostitutes feeds the trafficking market (80% of the victims of trafficking are sexually exploited).
Why are migrants such vulnerable persons? We must remember that to move to a foreign country, France or elsewhere, is a risk that one takes. It is the risk of losing everything, including one's dignity. One can migrate to flee from a country where one's life is in danger, or for economic reasons.
Migrants and undocumented persons who are often homeless, without money, without work, are the chosen prey of unscrupulous exploiters. These migrants become cheap labor, prostitutes, slaves....
How can one accept that the most vulnerable human beings from one of the most vulnerable countries in the world should be the object of this despicable commerce of trafficking? Children suffer from this scourge under a number of guises: exploitation at work, sexual exploitation, begging or being obliged to steal, international adoption, organ trafficking... always for the profit of those who believe that they own the children they have bought from a trafficker or from a desperate family....
The phenomenon is international, but 2/3 of the victims are Asian.
A man's wife is an easy scape goat for all a man's frustrations, especially in poor and traditional cultures. Violence against women and girls, which permit the perpetuation of the patriarchal system, are numerous. They have dramatic consequences on the physical and mental health of the woman, on the harmony of the family, and on the future of the children. Discriminated against and without self-esteem, the women perpetuate the imposed model, notably in the violence against their own daughters, often accused of having been raised for the benefit of others, that is to say for their future in-laws.
Planète Enfants has the mission of protecting children against human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and all other forms of violence.Planète Enfants works in Nepal where the exploitation of children is particularly prevalent: trafficking of young girls for prostitution in the cities or abroad, children under the age of 14 exploited in the work place, and the emigration of children and young women under particularly risky conditions.Planète Enfants also leads sensitization activities, and participates in advocacy against trafficking in France.