Men and boys who suffer in silence


URL (sources) & Author : https://toysoldier.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/male-victims-of-sex-trafficking/

by Ashley Greve

http://humantraffickingcenter.org/posts-by-htc-associates/men-boys/

By Joseph Goldstein

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/world/asia/us-soldiers-told-to-ignore-afghan-allies-abuse-of-boys.html?_r=1

Kyra Bailey

September 30,2015

Many people think that there are only women sex slaves or that male sex slaves are very rare. On contrary are a lot of men being overlooked. Even though women and girls do contribute to the mass majority of all human trafficking victims globally, the same source approximates that 42% of victims of state imposed labor exploitation are male. That number increases when you add the 60% when considering private economies. Most male victims do not report their abuse, there are fewer services available to them, and no concern for them either in socially or from government-run organizations. Male victims are seen as invisible and a lot of times what isn’t seen gets treated as it does not exist. According to the U.S. state department report on human trafficking some 45 percent of 286 certified adult victims in 2008 were male. Even though women are the “typical” victims of this type of abuse , “research conducted by casa alianza in 20 Honduran cities found that from a sample of 1,019 minors victims of sexual exploitation, 42 were male”.

A terrible story about U.S. soldiers who were told to ignore sexual abuse of boys by afghan allies. A former special Force captain who beat up an American-backed militia commander for keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave. Dan Quinn says in this article “But we were putting people into power who would do things that were worse than the Taliban did – that was something village elders voiced to me.” A women came up to the american base with her son who was tied up to the bed and he was limping. She said when she went to get her son they beat her up and finally let her son go. So she brought him to the american base because she was afraid it would happen again. She said she thinks they took him because he was such a good-looking young boy. Mr.Quinn went to Abdul Rahman the police commander and picked him up and threw him down told him U.S military is bigger than that. The commander just brushed it off and laughed. Mr.Quinn said he threw him because he wanted Abdul to know that would not be tolerated. i Personally think that police commander Abdul should have been let go instead of mr.quinn.

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