Women who answer advertisements for jobs as au pairs, secretaries or waitresses find themselves forced to work as prostitutes or strippers and some are sold outright to brothel owners, the report says. The women and children are being brought from a variety of countries, with Thailand, Vietnam, China, Mexico, Russia and the Czech Republic heading the list. There has been a huge rise in the sale of women into servitude because such trafficking is booming in eastern Europe. According to the report, traffickers in the former Soviet Union have been particularly aggressive in taking advantage of young women who are desperate to enter western countries and unaware of what type of work awaits them. Girls as young as nine from Asian and African countries have been sold into slavery in the US "for less than the price of a toaster", according to the survey, the first of its kind. Girls from countries where female children are not highly valued are among the most vulnerable and may be forced to work in what the report describes as "an indentured sexual servitude arrangement".
Sexual slavery and sexual exploitation is attaching the right of ownership over one or more persons with the intent of coercing or otherwise forcing them to engage in sexual activities. Sexual slavery may also involve single-owner sexual slavery ; ritual slavery , sometimes associated with certain religious practices, such as ritual servitude in Ghana , Togo and Benin ; slavery for primarily non-sexual purposes but where non-consensual sexual activity is common; or forced prostitution. Concubinage was a traditional form of sexual slavery in many cultures, in which women spent their lives in sexual servitude. In some cultures, concubines and their children had distinct rights and legitimate social positions. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action calls for an international effort to make people aware of sexual slavery, sexual slavery is an abuse of human rights. The incidence of sexual slavery by country has been studied and tabulated by UNESCO , with the cooperation of various international agencies. The Rome Statute which defines the crimes over which the International Criminal Court may have jurisdiction encompasses crimes against humanity Article 7 which include "enslavement" Article 7.
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Sold by traffickers, trapped for years and raped many times a day … this is the life of tens of thousands of underage girls in Bangladesh. We hear their stories. Sat 6 Jul A fter five years in the brothel, Labonni stopped dreaming of being rescued.