Tajik women and girls are transported to Afghanistan for the purpose of forced marriage, which can lead to sex trafficking. Authorities also often restrict access to social networks, such as Facebook and YouTube.
The article prescribes penalties of five to 15 years wtih. In some cases, migrant laborers abandon their families, making women more vulnerable to trafficking as sole providers for their families.
They deny any wrongdoing, insisting that the sex workers' identities were never revealed in the videos, which they wanted to use to raise the issue of prostitution in the mostly Muslim populated Central Asian nation. Some women who travelled to Syria or Iraq with promises of marriage were instead sold into sexual slavery. Tajik children are subjected to sex trafficking in Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
Sex tourism[ edit ] Tajikistan is a sex tourism destination for Afghans. Each conversation ends with the bloggers offering "free money" to the sex workers and pleading with them to "go straight home" to their children and "refrain from [prostitution] at least for one night, tonight.
Copyright c Washington DC Almost all the women claim they became sex workers out of poverty and "desperation" -- to provide money for their children. The Tajik government has been widely criticized for its crackdown on independent media, political opponents, and its critics.