May 19, 2014

Liberia's Child Prostitutes

Clair MacDougall, The Daily Beast


It’s not just in Nigeria or Sudan that young women are abused. The “short-time girls” of Monrovia are victims of a culture that accepts their rape, their prostitution and their pain.

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TAGGED: Monrovia, Liberia, Africa


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