Human Trafficking in Iraq of Girls by Their Mothers

According to media reports, mothers in Iraq have resorted to selling their daughters to human traffickers. The mothers are paid as low as $2,000 for their daughter, to as high as $30,000. The girls are then transported to other countries in the Middle East.

Girls as young as 11 and 12 have been reported to be sold into human trafficking gangs.

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  1. Source: Rania Abouzeid, “Iraq’s Unspeakable Crime: Mothers Pimping Daughters,” Time, March 7, 2009.

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