PAKISTAN: Human traffickers prey on Christian girls drawn by false promises
by Sanawar Salam
In Pakistan, arranged marriage is a common practice. Human trafficking groups regularly take advantage of the custom to pose as "matchmakers" for Chinese men. They entrap Christian girls-and their often very poor families-with the promise of a secure future and a husband who supposedly will provide every luxury. But once the girls are married and moved to China, they face severe, repeated abuse and the loss of personal autonomy. For a time this is how Mehak Parvez lived, but she managed to escape. She agreed to tell her story to Aid to the Church in Need:
Portrait of Mehak Pervaz who was trafficked to China.
Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need.