Each day, hundreds of Syrian women straggle into Jordan, Egypt and other neighboring countries in search of security and a better life for themselves and their children. But because many of them have left their husbands behind in Syria, they are vulnerable sexual violence and sexual exploitation. Humanitarian groups are working to tackle the problem, but complain that a lack of money to fund the effort prevents them from doing more to help these women and girls. Asmaa Donahue, an advisor with the International Rescue Committee IRC , describes the challenges refugee women face once they cross the border:. As a result, women resort to risky survival strategies such as early or forced marriage or exchanging sex for food and a place to live. The Zaatari refugee camp in northwestern Jordan has, by all reports, become a hub for quick marriages between Syrian women and men from other countries, particularly the Gulf area.
Refugees are uniquely vulnerable. But refugee girls doubly so. When extreme violence, hunger or climate drives them from their homes, they are the first to be trafficked for sex or child labor; the first to be exploited as tools of war; and the first to lose their childhoods. Meanwhile, they are the last to be fed, the last to be enrolled in school and, too often, the last to be valued. The official theme for this Oct. So here we list the 13 worst refugee crises for girls that have mushroomed since the UN created that special day for girls 6 years ago.
Female sex tourism is sex tourism by women who travel intending to engage in sexual activities with one or more locals, usually male sex workers. Female sex tourists may seek aspects of the sexual relationship not typically shared by male sex tourists, such as perceived romance and intimacy. Female sex tourism occurs in diverse regions of the world. The demographics of female sex tourism vary by destination, but in general female sex tourists are usually classified as women from a developed country, who travel to less developed countries in search of romance or sexual outlets. Women involved with sex tourism do not use barrier contraceptives during the majority of their visit, leaving them and the men they have sex with unprotected against STIs. There is an ongoing debate on terminology regarding female sex tourism. Pruitt and LaFont argue that the term female sex tourism is not representative of the relationship that female tourists have with local men. They argue that female sex tourism oversimplifies the motives of these women and that romance tourism explains the complex nature of what these women are engaging themselves in while involved in romance tours. Scholars such as Klaus de Alburquerque counter that the term romance tourism overcomplicates what the motives of sex tourists are.
No sex before marriage. We met at home just before he went back to school and even though we only had a week together, it was whirlwind and we already spoke of marriage and kids. So when our children bring home a potential mate that has cultural, racial, religious or other big differences then our child, our concerns immediately flare up. You will be surrounded by single women, many of whom are probably interested in dating and marrying a Mormon, so take advantage. Can they keep a job and or clean up after themselves.