Beyond the Soiled Curtain

I have been on a pretty good reading kick lately.  Just finished the book, Beyond the Soiled Curtain by David and Beth Grant.  This book provides a glimpse of Falkland Road in Bombay, and reveals the atrocity of human trafficking and what organizations like Project Rescue (http://www.projectrescue.com/) are doing to combat it.

A few stats from the book regarding those sold into the sex-slave industry….

– Some are sold into a life of prostitution by their families for as little as $150.

– The average age of someone sold into prostitution is 13.

– 1 million children each year are exploited in the global commercial sex trade.

– 50% of all trafficking victims worldwide are children.

– 2.3 million girls and women work as prostitutes and madams in India alone.

– 400 million in revenue is generated each year by Bombay’s red light district.

I could go on, but I won’t.  I encourage you to check out the book.  It is an easy read in the sense that it is not dense reading, but in the sense you will come face-to-face with the ugly side of the world we live in, it is a very difficult book to take in.

On a related note, I was also introduced to another organization combating human trafficking, focusing on those in Greece.  You can check them out at http://www.thea21campaign.org/.

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  1. Yes, I read this book given me by kind missionaries from USA, Mum Toni and Paapa Gregory, who visited us last year. I felt so much moved to even read more of it and get more insights as I also deal with tramatized girls and boys, neglected and left alone, because their parents died, or no longer cann’t support them. some girls child are abandoned, and face strange things in life. Please I ask for your prayers towards these children especially around Lake regions where fishermen don’t think of anything except marrying and dropping the next day.

    Patrick