Instead of going to kindergarten, these kids are sold for sex
In parts of Cambodia, it's not unusual to see children gathered in upscale hotels. But they aren't on vacation — they are there as sex workers, many of them having been sold by their parents as a way to make a living. Watch as human-rights activist and actress Mira Sorvino confronts the issue head-on in this CNN documentary.
How you can help
Enraged yet? For many of us, hopping a flight to Cambodia to rescue a child may not be possible, but there's a simpler way to help girls who have been rescued from trafficking. The company 3Strands will donate all of its January profits to Agape International Missions, a Cambodia-based company whose goal is to rescue victims of human trafficking. The 3Strands bracelets and necklaces are constant reminders of what the company stands for — each piece of jewelry is stamped with the name of the girl who made it. The jewelry is available on the 3Strands website and at local Apricot Lane boutiques.
Check out the CNN Freedom Project to see the entire Every Day in Cambodia report. The series airs Dec. 14 and 15 on CNN. Check local listings for times.