06 Dec '11, 5am

Ms Surayah Akbar spoke up against human trafficking and called on the Government to do more to tackle the...

Ms Surayah Akbar spoke up against human trafficking and called on the Government to do more to tackle the on-going in Singapore. Ms Suraya, a leading member of the SDP's women wing, delivered an impassioned speech at the Slutwalk event held at Hong Lim Park on Sunday. Organisers of the event had invited the Women Democrats to speak at the event which was held to speak out against violence against women. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), 1.2 million children are trafficked every year for sexual exploitation. Ms Suraya told the several hundred strong crowd about a case in which an HIV-infected mother who worked as a prostitute, sold her 4 year-old daughter as she could no longer provide her services to the trade. The minor was rescued, unfortunately, only after being raped by 3 men. Ms Suraya, a mother of three young children herself, said: "As a ...

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