I hope that those responsible for human rights protection will hear about situation in Kazakhstan. The world media cries about human rights in different countries, even neighboring Uzbekistan is under the pressure of world organizations. Only Kazakhstan is quiet as a steppe around Astana. I don`t blame world NGOs or the government, the society is guilty for severe human rights abuse in Kazakhstan. I`m a part of this culture and I know where the roots lie.
At the shelter for victims of human trafficking (mentioned in a prev. post) there is a girl who was sold for slavery by her mother. This case shows the vicious circle of ignorance and indifference in which Kazakh society will be drawn.
Natasha used to live with her mother, alcohol addicted, who constantly brought strange men to their home. Those men bit poor girl and then slept with her. Natasha did not attend school as she is mentally slow. The girl has some psychological disease. One day mother sold her to some men for some bottles of vodka. Thee men kept Natasha for 8 months and forced for prostitution, then let her go or just threw away. Natasha was caught by other businessmen, but this time she was rescued. By chance there was another girl kept in the same flat, she refused to work for masters and started to cry from a window when bosses went away.
As the psychologist explained, Natasha due to her illness and constant abuse at home lost protective instinct. People like this keep obeying and got used to be forced.
Now there is a question who is to blame for the ruined life of a young woman? Her mother? Poor living conditions? In my opinion, people who witnessed mother`s attitude toward her daughter and did nothing: neighbors, teachers at school an local authorities are responsible for Natasha`s life. There`s no law to charge them, but there is a social rule of humanity which is now forgot.
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