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Unheard Voices: The Sexual Exploitation of South Asian Girls and Young Women

I woke up suddenly at 6:00am from a bad dream, wondering how men could do this, trying to understand the twisted psychology behind their behaviour. No matter how hard I thought, I couldn't come up with an answer. After an hour and a half of tossing and turning, I finally woke up and came back to my reality…a safe and sound home with a loving husband. But unfortunately, there are many girls and women here and abroad who aren't blessed with the same fortune as I am.

About a month ago, I came across a 126-page document titled "Unheard Voices: The Sexual Exploitation of Asian Girls and Young Women". It was published by the Muslim Women's Network UK, and details approximately 30 cases of sexual abuse and violence against Asian girls and young women. How such innocent females were sucked into a ring of drugs and alcohol, gang rape, and prostitution. I read the majority of the document and it's been on my mind since then. I think this morning, it was on my mind more …