A group of women who fled the violence in Myanmar and fled to Bangladesh have set up a sex trafficking shelter in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.
The women, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that they have fled Myanmar to escape the sex trafficking in their country.
They say that in Bangladesh, a country that has experienced decades of war and oppression, they faced a culture of fear, and fear of the police.
In Myanmar, they were forced to flee and were often forced to stay in makeshift camps in the country’s north where they were beaten and abused.
They said they had to work as domestic servants to support themselves.
One of the women told the AP she was raped and beaten in Bangladesh.
Her husband was also beaten, she said.
One group of the migrants said they found a safe place in Bangladesh to escape from Myanmar.
They said the women were in their early 20s and had grown up in Myanmar, which has been wracked by ethnic violence and a political instability.