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Up to 120,000 women are smuggled into western Europe, mainly from
central and eastern Europe, and forced into prostitution.
A report by the Protection Project, based at Johns Hopkins University,
in Baltimore, Maryland, has documented the rising trends in the sex
It says more than 15,000 women are trafficked into the United States
every year, many of them young girls from Mexico.
The project also claims that Asian women are sold to brothels in North
America for $16,000 each.
Almost 200,000 girls from Nepal, many of them under the age of 14, are
working as sex slaves in India.
An estimated 10,000 women from the former Soviet Union have been forced
into prostitution in Israel.
The Thai government reports that 60,000 Thai children have been sold
As many as 10,000 children aged between six and 14 are virtually
enslaved in brothels in Sri Lanka.
Some 20,000 women and children from Burma have been forced into
prostitution in Thailand.
The project also says that of 155 cases of forced prostitution brought
before the courts in The Netherlands, only four resulted in convictions
of the traffickers.
The Protection Project is compiling a database on laws on trafficking,
forced prostitution, slavery and debt bondage in 190 independent states
and 63 dependencies.