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The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

VICE News traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to investigate what is happening to those swept up in the country’s trafficking crackdown.

by VICE News
Dec 24 2014, 7:20pm

Cambodia's aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities in Cambodia are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi traveled to Phnom Penh to speak with former and current sex workers, officials, and labor organizers to investigate what is happening to those swept up in the country's trafficking crackdown.

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