One operation. How many more are still there? How many more tiny children are forced into prostitution every day in Cambodia, other parts of Asia, around the world? This is an issue that we don't read about in the papers everyday, and we should be outraged. Imagine your daughter being promised a job in the next city, taking the train to get there, and instead when she arrives she's locked inside a house and forced to have sex with six strangers a day, every day, until she's discarded or dies?This is a reality of our world. A repulsive, horrendous reality. I recommend that everyone reads this book, becomes aware of what's going on over there, and uses that sense of horror to take active steps to help fight this. IJM workers risk their lives every day to save these children. And at the risk of sounding like a commercial, that's something I want to help support. And though there are thousands upon thousands who are still stuck in slavery... even one little girl saved from a life like that makes it worthwhile.
This book will rip your heart out, stomp on it, and then slowly -- ever so slowly -- bring you back to life. Why? Because this book is the story of several operations run by the organization called International Justice Mission, an organization that is dedicated to rescuing young girls from sex slavery overseas. These are true stories of men and women who risk their lives everyday to infiltrate brothels, slave camps, and so forth, posing as buyers and meeting the children (because they are, quite literally, children who are forced to become sex slaves) and then forming plans to get the children out and into aftercare where they can be healed. Physically and psychologically.The central story of this book is an operation to rescue young girls and children from forced prostitution in Svay Pak, Cambodia (some as young as three years old... if that doesn't make your heart break, I don't know what will). These girls were either sold there by their families or tricked into coming by promises of restaurant jobs or maid positions... and when the driver takes them to a brothel instead, the girls are locked into tiny rooms and forced to perform sex acts in order to survive. International Justice Mission rescued over a hundred little girls in this one operation.