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The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

Cambodian authorities are pushing former sex workers into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.

by VICE Staff
Oct 17 2014, 1:46pm

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

VICE News 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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