V annith Uy is the owner of what translates from Khmer as a "mobile nail salon", although the word salon is a stretch. It's a bicycle with a plastic crate on the back filled with hand lotions and nail polishes. Uy, 42, rides it around her Phnom Penh neighbourhood — a tangle of alleys near the river where the residents' domestic lives spill out of their open front doors — until a customer flags her down. She performs a manicure or pedicure on the spot, sitting on a plastic stool by the side of the street.
Sex Trafficking in Cambodia as a Complex Humanitarian Emergency
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Skip to content. Eyes gouged out for insolence, moms selling daughters to pimps, girls showered with maggots — if it happened in a Cambodian brothel, the story is never too shocking for Westerners to believe. More from GlobalPost: Why the world's biggest human rights group wants to decriminalize prostitution. The top purveyor of horrific brothel tales is Somaly Mam, a charismatic former sex worker from rural Cambodia.
Virginity for sale: inside Cambodia's shocking trade
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From the issue of the Advocates' Forum. Abstract This paper explores the history of humanitarian interventions that focus on prostitution in Cambodia. It contends that Western influence in Cambodia both helped to create and now extend the problem, creating what the paper defines as a complex humanitarian emergency.