Tey knew who he was. But with the destruction of his records of his birth certificate and ID he couldn’t prove any of it.
Pregnant at 11. Forced to marry a man she hardly knew. Three children by age 16. That could have been Memory Banda's life.
When she was only 18, Wai Wai Nu was arrested and sentenced to 17 years in a Burmese prison for being the daughter of an advocate for a minority culture.
As the fashion industry seeks to enforce age limits, a resilient, non-forgeable proof of identity prevents unscrupulous agents from passing underage girls off as adults.
Orphanages are often run as a business, and the main product is exploited children.
There are more slaves in the world now than there ever have been before, but we rarely see them. They remain invisible.