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Carmelita Nuqui Bite

"DAWN was established in response to the growing number of cases of women being trafficked to Japan in the seventies, eighties, and nineties, continuing into the twenty-first century. Young Filipino women were sent to work in clubs as entertainers. They were trained to sing and dance, but most of them served as hostesses. In addition to their club duties, they would go on dates with different men, often changing partners every night. Unfortunately, the nature of their work had severe effects on their psychosocial well-being. Some even developed mental illnesses due to the numerous human rights violations they experienced. This was the situation in Japan."

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