On Thursday we visited IJM headquarters in Phnom Penh. We learned how they work within the justice system of Cambodia to target businesses involved in sex trafficking with young children and girls under 18. Director Patrick spoke passionately about his work and some of IJM’s successes in the past year. His presentation opened our eyes to the brokeness and exploitation happening around us in this city, how especially young girls are lured into the business naively and then become trapped.
If I lure you with satin ribbons for your hair,
you might not mind the rough twine adornments around your wrists.
I promised you an exquisite crown.
Once it’s fitted snuggley, you will be too busy dabbing the blood from its delicately-fashioned points
to notice the shackles around your ankles.