I had written a very long post on the subject and then trashed it realizing that there are people who are much more eloquent than I am so I will let them speak.
One of my favorite columnists is New York Times columnist Nikolas Kristof who writes a lot about empowering women around the world. Check his and his wife's webpage. He also has a FaceBook page. Many of his articles moved me to tears but none made as big an impression as this one about human sex trafficking. Girls are young as 6 are sold to brothels... just read his column because I cannot bring myself to write about it.
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