November 24, 2005 – Trafficked in the Philippines
Trafficked in the Philippines
In recent years there’s been increasing attention paid to the global problem of human trafficking, and growing concern on the part of governments and civil society around the world. Asia is one the regions hardest hit by the phenomenon, especially the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation. UNICEF estimates that there are at least one million Asian child prostitutes. The Philippines is one of the countries most affected by the scourge of human trafficking. Rupert Cook reports.