The Pakistani men marry the girls, ranging in age from 12 to 20, and then sell them to brothels in Pakistan.In the southeastern border province of Sistan Baluchestan, thousands of Iranian girls reportedly have been sold to Afghani men. One factor contributing to the increase in prostitution and the sex slave trade is the number of teen girls who are running away from home.Their voices and lives are essential for establishing a post-terrorist democratic society.Their courage, compassion, and intellect will be needed to help lead a country out of slavery, fear, and corruption.Government officials themselves are involved in trading and sexually abusing women and girls.Many of the girls come from impoverished rural areas.Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has been a totalitarian terrorist state.
It is impossible to know how many victims there are, but all sources indicate an exponential growth in prostitution in Iran.
Today, the two greatest threats to rights and well being of women in the world are Islamic fundamentalism and the growing sex trade.
The fundamentalists in Iran are the chief sponsors of first of these threats, and leading practitioners of second.
The girls are rebelling against fundamentalist imposed restrictions on their freedom, domestic abuse, and parental drug addictions.
Unfortunately, in their flight to freedom, the girls find more abuse and exploitation.