Help Bangladeshi Children Access Education to Escape Sex Slavery
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In Bangaldesh, behind closed doors, a brothel the size of a small town is trapping and exploiting children in a vicious cycle of human trafficking, underage prostitution, and drugs.
It is home to 1500 sex workers who depend on prostitution for their survival, most of them young girls, and many of them forced into sexual slavery, sold to a pimp or a madam, to whom they owe a debt.
The girls who are born here are highly vulnerable to sexual abuse, and are slowly groomed for future work here, but the boys can be exploited too. Customers will often use them to run errands, fetching alcohol and drugs, placing gambling bets, giving massages and even cleaning up after clients have left.
The children born here spend their entire lives trying to escape. Some never make it. Aklema* is one of them.
"I have no dreams for myself anymore." Aklema says. "I'm living an awful life. But I dream that my son will be educated and have a normal life." Akema has hope for her son because Save the Children School provides Akema's son with a safe and loving learning environment.
Without an education and a good job, Akema and her son will probably die in Daulatdia, buried beside the railway line in an unmarked grave. Give Akema, her son, and thousands of children suffering the horrors of child prostitution a chance to escape by pledging your support for Save the Children School today.