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50, free provera000 Iraqi young women and children forced into prostitution   Women and girls, free provera many alarmingly young, free provera who fled the chaos at home are being further betrayed after reaching 'safety' in Syria By Nihal Hassan in Damascus Sunday, free provera 24 June 2007   It's Monday night in a dingy club on the outskirts of the Syrian capital. Free provera Two dozen girls are moving half-heartedly on the dance floor, free provera lit up by flashing disco lights. Free provera They are dessed in tight jeans, free provera low-cut tops and knee-high boots, free provera but the girls' make-up can't disguise the fact that most are in their mid-teens. Free provera It's a strange sight in a conservative Muslim country, free provera but this is the sex business, free provera and it's booming as a result of the war in Iraq. Backstage, free provera the manager sits in his leather chair, free provera doing business. Free provera A Saudi client is quoted $500 for one of the girls. Free provera Eventually he beats it down to $300. Free provera (cut to) "But these girls are not just providing the floor show - they have paid to be here, free provera and they need to pick up a client, free provera or they'll lose money. Free provera If successful, free provera they'll earn about $60, free provera equivalent to a month's wages in a factory. There are more than a million Iraqi refugees in Syria, free provera many are women whose husbands or fathers have been killed. Free provera Banned from working legally, free provera they have few options outside the sex trade. Free provera No one knows how many end up as prostitutes, free provera but Hana Ibrahim, free provera founder of the Iraqi women's group Women's Will, free provera puts the figure at 50, free provera000. I met Fatima in a block of flats operating informally as a brothel in Saida Zainab, free provera a run-down area with a large Iraqi population. Free provera Millions of Shias go there every year, free provera because of the shrine of the prophet Mohamed's granddaughter. Free provera "I came to Syria after my husband was killed, free provera leaving me with two children, free provera" Fatima tells me. Free provera "My aunt asked me to join her here, free provera and my brothers pressured me to go." She didn't realise the work her aunt did, free provera and she would be forced to take up, free provera until she arrived. Fatima is in her mid-20s, free provera but campaigners say the number of Iraqi children working as prostitutes is high. Free provera Bassam al-Kadi of Syrian Women Observatory says: "Some have been sexually abused in Iraq, free provera but others are being prostituted by fathers and uncles who bring them here under the pretext of protecting them. Free provera They are virgins, free provera and they are brought here like an investment and exploited in a very ugly way." Further viewing: Nihal Hassan and Nima Elbagir's report will appear on 'More4 News' at 8pm tomorrow  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/50000-iraqi-refugees-forced-into-prostitution-454424.html?service=Print adding important points from sparkle's website: "I would like to add that these women and girls are not purely “victims of war” but also, free provera and more accurately “victims of men who exploit war” Driving women and girls into prostitution violates numerous human rights agreements, free provera including the Convention on the Rights of the Child, free provera the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, free provera and the Protocol to Prevent, free provera Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, free provera especially Women and Children. Free provera " "Of course, free provera we are very well aware of how historically war generates prostitution, free provera abuse and exploitation of women and children under many guises. Free provera Whether it be organised brothels in “R&R” , free proveraor a systematic ‘ethnic cleanse’ combined with the intended and complete degradation of specific cultures as we have seen in Kosovo and the DR Congo (to name but a few) or now, free provera the 20th century opportunist “sex tourist”- every ready to exploit with their dripping privilege and total disregard for human suffering. Free provera It just never ends. Especially if it is female suffering - that is. When desperation strikes, free provera the men with their money will be at hand in an instant, free provera helping impoverished women to feed themselves and their families - but only if you suck my cock - let me and my mates gang rape you - I don’t give my dollars away for free…you know." http://sparklematrix.wordpress.com/