I had a childishness in me. For the last time I tried to cut my wrist. She says she was so distraught, she tried killing herself. Now Begum has a young daughter, fathered by the man she was forced to marry. She says that for two months, he kept her locked in a room, using her repeatedly for sex. Some of the girls are gang raped. Police say there are hundreds of cases like Begum's in Hyderabad's Old City.
Story highlights When she was 12, Muneera Begum was sold into "marriage" with a year-old man Police say there are hundreds of cases like hers in Hyderabad's Old City These crimes involve a network of human traffickers, including agents, brokers, and clerics. She says she was so distraught, she tried killing herself.
We investigated knowledge, attitudes, norms, and values of teenagers, parents, teachers, and policymakers in relation to sex and sex education in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with a view to informing sex education policy. Jameela Nishat began Shaheen more than 20 years ago and says she has helped more than girls directly, and almost 1, indirectly.
"Smart boys" and "sweet girls"--sex education needs in Thai teenagers: a mixed-method study.
After a few weeks or months of using the girl for sex, the client leaves her, never to come back. When she became pregnant after just two months, he divorced her over the phone. Young girls from poor neighborhoods, sold by their parents without their consent, to elderly tourists who come here looking for sex. These crimes involve a network of human traffickers, with agents, brokers, and clerics all part of the scheme. It's taken years to recover, but now, she's vowing to never let anything like that happen to anyone else. Results of this large exploratory study suggest five approaches that could be developed to improve sex education: