16 Days Campaign Day 4
Children Caught in Prostitution
Jennifer is fourteen years old, though she looks much older. She began her “dancing career” in a bar when she was ten years old. ‘My friend told me I could find work as a house help, I didn’t know I’d be working as a dancer’. Jennifer discovered at a very young age that she had no choice and had to go with her first customer. ‘I didn’t want to go with him. I was stripped of my clothes, and then he raped me’. This is sex tourism in the Philippines and it is not done covertly. It happens in broad daylight.