Generation Exploited

Barely 200 m from the Point Cruz yacht club, where cheery expatriates are enjoying their Wednesday-night drinks, Junelyn is fighting back tears on the Honiara dockside. She searches the faces of the three child prostitutes hiding in the shadows. One by one, she asks them, "Have you seen my daughter?" Finally, a girl admits Junelyn's runaway 12-year-old has been working alongside them as a "dugong" - the local term for a young prostitute - servicing the foreign freighters that anchor off the Solomon Islands capital to collect tuna caught by local fishing boats. On the wharf where the child was last...

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