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Sex Slave Girls Face Cruel Justice in Iraq


Society & Culture  (tags: society, rights, women, human trafficking, sex trafficking, violence, sadness, culture, government, freedoms, world )

Cal
- 1686 days ago - edition.cnn.com
At one of Baghdad's two female juvenile prisons, the young Iraqi girls live in limbo, sadness and desperation permeating every aspect of their interrupted lives



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Thursday May 6, 2010, 11:42 pm
Thanks Cal, it makes me sick
 

Lil Judd (70)
Friday May 7, 2010, 10:47 am
Horrible that the Iraqi government won't help these girls.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 12:49 am
how could ANYBODY involved live with themselves knowing that this is going on. karma is a bitch and what goes around comes around. i hope they get what is coming to them
 

linda b. (190)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 12:51 am
Heart wrenching, shame on the Iraqi Government that punishes these innocent victims, instead of punishing the real criminals, the traffikers. TY Cal.
 

mr Crowley (23)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 12:51 am
disgusting
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 1:10 am
It is very sad and tragic sistuations the girls have to experience. More women have to stand up for women to be accepted and respected being equal to men.
 

Mike M. (56)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 5:35 am
A very sad situation for any young girl to face. What can make a father do such a thing he should be made to give them restitution and then they should be freed to go to whichever country they wish and apply for citizenship. Or simply said what a disgrace!
 

Carol H. (32)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 5:44 am
Women have no rights in these countries, because the men won't allow them. This has been the case for years. They need to change their mindset and their laws, and enforce those laws. By putting the spotlight on them, maybe it will embarass them enough to do something. Imagine the suffering! I'm thankful there are some people willing to help, I wish it was many more and there weren't so many girls/women falling through the cracks.
 

Sharon Balloch (132)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 11:01 am

You would think that Muslim men would get tired of being seen as rapist, murderers,and gay bashers, We know that Iraq is not full of men who buy sex slaves but it is full of men who do nothing to stop it... for they have had plenty of time to do so..
Sure the west may not be wonderful but it is better than a place where men sell their daughters into the sex trade on a regular basis and then jail the ones who run away.. At least here if you sell your child into the sex trade the seller and the buyer go to jail, not the child.
 

Carmen S. (69)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 11:44 am
We are giving money to Iraq why don't we do so with stipulations to help these girls?
 

KC C. (8)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 2:22 pm
This is absolutely horrible!
 

Tamara WILLIAMS (176)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 2:44 pm
it is very heartbreaking that their families value honor and traditions over the welfare of their children. the parents are to blame too. shame to their family is not the way it should be handled but i know that that is another country and makes me all the more appreciative for being born in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
 

Ge M. (218)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 4:24 pm
This is a terrible situation for the girls and women. They are not even granted the respect of being mothers, one of the most important parts of any society.

We need to bring this to the attention of the world and we need to encourage the dis-United Nations to say that this needs to change.

Thanks for this story Cal, we all need to know that this happens and condemn it.
 

Kaye S. (45)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 7:35 pm
Thank God I live in America instead of Iraq. They need to stand up for Women's rights. Though they would no get very far I am sure.
 

Monica D. (580)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 8:48 pm
How terrible for the girls and young women. They are victimised again and again by the very people who are supposed to protect them. These young women should hold their heads up high. My hat goes off to any of them who try to resist this abuse.
 

Vivien Green (153)
Sunday May 9, 2010, 4:54 am
Noted Thank you Cal.
Each day I read these cases of trafficking my heart sinks and I feel my stomach churn.
As Robert and Carmen said "We are giving money to Iraq why don't we do so with stipulations to help these girls"? I agree. Another Muslim country Afganistan will ask for billions in aid when Karzai visits Washington this week.I posted an article on this seehttp://www.care2.com/news/go/1493060.Not a dollar of this is proposed to fight corruption .
What a living hell for these poor girls who have had there lives stolen from them .
 

Tiffany Haymaker (0)
Sunday May 9, 2010, 10:46 am
This is horrible. I jhope someone does something to change these girls lives for the better.
 

Nonie Baker (9)
Sunday May 9, 2010, 12:19 pm
This is just absolutely terrible. I sincerely hope those putting these poor girls in this position get what's coming to them.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday May 9, 2010, 12:55 pm
I'll never complain about our government again , we have more freedom here , this is absolutely horrendous !!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 9, 2010, 3:42 pm
Truly horrific but I must clarify it is not "life" that hasn't been kind, a nebulous concept at best, but people. There is a big difference. People have choices and they are responsible for those choices.
 

Maureen Heartwood (2)
Monday May 10, 2010, 3:38 am
This is certainly cruel, but it is not justice.
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Monday May 10, 2010, 7:33 am
horrible
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 10, 2010, 8:07 am
unfortunately, it seems that human trafficking is on the rise.
Not doubt the sex industry and the porn industry feed off vulnerable, poor youngsters.
To help fight this, please sign the following petition requesting the immediate closure of free internet porn sites
www.gopetition.com/petitions/close-down-free-porn-sites.html
Every signature counts and I hope to get lots and lots!
Thank you for your help
 

Andrea M. M. (3)
Monday May 10, 2010, 10:53 am
can you believe that girl that presses charges aginst her father for selling her into slavery, the courts dint have time to put the charges on their chedule...my ass they didnt. then he raped her and they didnt have time to put that chrge on the court schedule...my ass they didnt. then she killed him in self defense and they had time to convict hr of murdering him. of course, the article does not mention that she wasnt allowed to tell the jury that hed sold her and raped her, but of cousre that goes without saying that the jury never heard that, it wouldnt be allowed into court because he wasnt convicted. the judge is a monstyer more evil than her father
 

Yvonne R. (8)
Monday May 10, 2010, 11:13 am
SICK!!!
 

Wyt Raven (11)
Monday May 10, 2010, 12:30 pm
'She' is an object... an object has no rights. If men (and the women who raise them) were to be educated properly then they would not see women and girls as objects, but rather as the beings that they really are. Men worldwide have been influenced by 6 thousand years of patriarchy. Is it any wonder they dont appreciate women for anything other than servicing the needs of men.
We are only barely 'better' in the west...at present we have less than 15% representation in government and corporate decision-making.... all things considered, thats pretty pathetic and an indictment of our so called equal rights. One has to wonder sometimes which century we are actually living in!
 

Janne Henn (24)
Monday May 10, 2010, 8:25 pm
The hypocrasy is as sickening as the whole subject. And they dare to call the West immoral! I for one, am sick and tired of being told to "respect" cultures whose actions and ethos are not worthy of the respect of any thinking person. While the rest of the world continues to feign "respect" on the basis of religious and/or cultural tolerance, then nothing will ever change. This is a culture masquerading in a "religious belief" that they have a God-given right to regard women as cattle, possessions and toys provided for the comfort of sickeningly arrogant men. God would never have decreed such a thing (and at the same time bestow his female creations with intelligence to allow them to become aware of such cruelty)!! Only MAN can dream up all the wonderful ways he has found to wallow in his own pig-headed arrogance. (And if he can find a way to shift the blame onto God....then wacko...he's really onto a winner.) "The Prophet" and his ilk have a lot to answer for.
 

alicia m. (100)
Tuesday May 11, 2010, 1:15 am
gracias Cal
 

alicia m. (100)
Tuesday May 11, 2010, 1:22 am
US CITIZENS!
Please sign the CARE PETITION "Ask Congress to co-sponsor and help pass the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act" at
https://my.care.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=461
THANK YOU
 

Teresa E. (10)
Wednesday May 12, 2010, 2:12 pm
This is the real story of women who must live under sharia law.
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Thursday May 13, 2010, 12:42 pm
Thanks for telling the world
 
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