June 26, 2007

What Has the Iraq War Wrought? A Surge in the Sex Trade

Read it, if you can stomach it.

There are more than a million Iraqi refugees in Syria, many are women whose husbands or fathers have been killed. Banned from working legally, they have few options outside the sex trade. No one knows how many end up as prostitutes, but Hana Ibrahim, founder of the Iraqi women's group Women's Will, puts the figure at 50,000.
Posted by armand at June 26, 2007 08:28 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Iraq

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