Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This is kind of a comment or reply post - whatever you'd like to call it, to a post 'Yeh kia jagha hai doston' from my fellow blogger Kanwalful. Instead of posting my comment there at her post. I decided to create a seperate one here so that those of you who are not there, can comment here. I've been reading A LOT about trafficking and forced prostitution lately. Just finished reading 'The dancing girls of lahore' and it touched not only my heart but the core of my very soul. I then read some of the articles over internet and saw few documentaries.
This is a sad story; written every day through out the world. Trafficking and forced prostitution is not confined to any particular part of this world. Every day women are going through worst exploitation in the thriving Porno industry ; it is legal to Exploit and even spread perversion of the worst kind through every media including Internet. In this epic of exploitation girls/women are exploited by men & women both. Starting from East Europe to East Asia, sexual exploitation of minors are happening on the street, women are bought and sold on the road side. Every state , every society , every citizen of this world is responsible for this. Those who exploit and those who remain silent and let the trade go on , both are criminals. Including us of course.
It is common practice to call a Woman Sex Worker as Whore/ Slut / Randi / Veshsa but those people who forced them into this trade, those people who support this system by enjoying the exploit they are some one's Daddy / Baba / Abba / Bhaiya / Brother / Husband / Hubby / Shauhar.
According to a UN report about 4 million women and girls worldwide are bought and sold each year - either into prostitution or slavery. Approximately 1 million children enter the sex trade every year. As many as 50,000 women and children from Asia, primarily from subcontinent.
I can't believe we're free for 60 years and prositution is still flocking and I am sure 70 percent of them wouldn't be aware of sexually transmitted diseases or AIDS.It is a really sorry state of affairs. About the HIV awareness campaigns in pakistan, I think it's just cool to talk about HIV these days, sort of a wannabee thing, if you know what i mean? I wish that some of our celebrities start talking about food hygiene, TB and Hep. B&C vaccinations it would help a lot more people but I think that they don't understand the situation. I've seen Waseem Akram talk about diabetes and that was awesome. He's a brand ambassador for blood sugar monitors! Isn't that kool? If only our beloved stars would do more of these practical things instead of trying to talk about issues that don't concern us that much, we would be a healthier nation.
I'll give you an example of the degree of un-awareness in our rural areas: People don't want Polio vaccine for their children because they think it has infertility medicine in it!!
I've read and heard so much about all of it and over the time I've realized that at the end of the day no one really seems to think it's a priority. Many *red light* districts all over the world - they just seem to be *accepted* at this point it seems.
Anyone interested in this topic should watch the PBs documentary called "Born Into Brothels". I could not hold back my tears after watching this one. Check out the website: www.kids-with-cameras.org/bornintobrothels/