Women Trafficking Found in Sukabumi

SUKABUMI~

The Integrated Service Center of Women Empowerment and Children (P2TP2A) of Sukabumi Regency recorded that since January 2013 until now there are 27 women who become the victims of human trafficking.

“From those 27 women around sixty percent are young girls,” said the Head of P2TP2A of Sukabumi Regency, Elis Nurbaeti to Antara on Saturday.

According to the data of P2TP2A Sukabumi Regency, the women who are the victims of human trafficking are 14-23 years old.

They  were departed to Batam, Riau Islands, Kalimantan and even to Malaysia and Brunei Darusalam, then they were employed in the clubs or as helper without getting any salary.

“Since 2010 we’ve revealed and returned the victims of human trafficking in 118 cases. They mostly worked in the clubs to serve men, although there are some women working as helpers but they didn’t get salary and even became a slave,” she added.

Elis also stated that those 27 women, victims of human trafficking, have been returned to their family.

Two women are having mental disorder and depression due to the abuse both physically and psychologically, according to her, now they are getting treatment at Dr H Marzoeki Mahdi Mental Hospital in Bogor.

According to Elis, the women mostly have low degree of education and not having good economy condition, then they were persuaded by pimps who promise them a job with good salary.

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