This edition: Sushma's Story (Nepal), Cure in Sight (Haiti), Dance for Life (Mexico)
Original tape date: October 1, 2008.
The global trade in human beings is on the rise... and the trafficking of hundreds of thousands of women and girls for forced prostitution is one of the hardest to combat. Once trapped, not many women escape this modern-day form of slavery, but we found a young mother in Nepal who did. And, she vowed to track down her trafficker.
CURE IN SIGHT
Worldwide, there are 12 million new cases of syphilis a year, most of them affecting the poorest of the poor. This lethal disease is one of the leading causes of pre-natal death in the developing world. But it doesn't have to be... In Haiti, voodoo and medical science are working hand in hand to eradicate syphilis. Could this age-old killer soon be consigned to the history books?
DANCE FOR LIFE
Young people are most at risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, yet often, they know least about the danger they face. Now an innovative group called Dance for Life is promoting AIDS prevention in a language young people can understand. We met them in Mexico.
Host: Daljit Dhaliwal.