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Standing Between Exploited Girls and the Streets

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Ann Bassette Posted: Sep 30, 2008

Editors Note: From 2002-2003 the Oakland police department made 218 arrests of Sex workers. The epidemic of sex work in the bay area is not new but there is a push towards changing the policies that effect how sexually exploited minors are treated.

At the head of this movement is Elizabeth Sy -- Director of Banteay Srei at the East Bay Asian Youth Center a 26 year old first generation cambodian woman who recently won a Rising Peace Maker Prize for her work with young women involved in the sex trade. YO! Recently talked with Sy and found out what steps she feels must be taken for sexually exploited minors.





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