This is something that breaks my heart and makes me want to cry everytime I read about it.
Ever heard of child tourism ? For some reason, few people have… or few people want to pay attention. About 2 million children are slaves to the global sex trade. Some of these children are as young as 5, being forced to have sex with multiple men per day. About 25% of the partakers in this industry are U.S. citizens. Some partake while on business trips, some go specifically FOR that.
Imagine your young sister / brother / friend / niece / nephew / son / daughter being forced to have sex with grown men. Imagine the physical scars, the emotional scars, the mental scars… the LIFELONG scars and pains that these children will have to bear. Some contract diseases. Imagine that 5 year old dying from AIDS later on in life because she was forced to have sex with a 55 year old infected American male. Then imagine that same child being treated as an outcast, living alone with her shame.
Imagine that this is all real. Why ? Because it is. In Costa Rica, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, and Cambodia, it happens everyday. It’s estimated that 1/3 of all of the prostitutes in Cambodia are children.
There’s a song by Mr. J of the hip hop group The Procussions that discusses this. It’s called “Constance”. There’s also a video that accompanies it which you can watch below.
Lets pray for these children, write our congressmen, get involved. It’s truly easy not to care when we’re over here living it up in the U.S. with OUR children. It’s easy to turn a blind eye, but why take the easy route ? They need someone…