Each year about 12,000 Nepali
girls are sold by their
families, intentionally or
unwittingly, into a life of
sexual slavery in the brothels
Worldwide, the US State Department estimates that nearly half a million children are trafficked into the sex trade annually.
Lakshmi was sold by her stepfather to the intermediary for 800 Nepalese Rupees - less than $11.
McCormick suggests ways teenagers (and adults) can help:
Educate yourself by visiting her website (specifically the "For Teachers" and "Links" sections), then work to raise awareness among your friends and family members, your church or ...