In Mozambique, Some Girls Forced Into, Turn To Sex Work To Survive
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Poor Mozambique families take girls’ virginity, force them into sex work
“…Women’s rights campaigners say scores of mostly orphaned girls in Mozambique have suffered … sexual initiations at the hands of their guardians, who offer them to rich, older men in exchange for food, clothes, cash, or even a goat. … The U.N. children’s agency UNICEF has also recognized the threat [of natural disasters], warning in July that drought exacerbated by El Niño could lead to a spike in new HIV infections in southern Africa as more women and girls turn to sex to survive…” (Mwareya, 9/2).
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