“Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery”, by Siddhartha Kara, recounts the author’s story of how he researched the inner workings of this evil trade. At great personal risk he shows how the global economy has fuelled the accelerated trafficking of humans across borders. Most of the human cargo is female including children who are exploited as sex slaves. They beaten into submission, starved, tortured and forced to comply with the use of drugs and alcohol. They are traded like animals, they work long hours servicing up to twenty-five clients day. When not working they are locked up in filthy conditions and when they become too old or too diseased they are discarded, often killed.
This scourge could be stamped out if there was the political will, but as always there is lots of talk, but very little do. Not only does the solution require International cooperation, but it requires spearheading and coordinating by the United Nations. Well-researched and enlightening, it will shock.