OMG! Parents Send Daughters to Have Sex with Paid Sex Workers
In Nsanje, a remote southern regions of Malawi, it's traditional for girls as young as 12 to be made to have sex with a paid sex worker known as a "hyena" once they reach puberty.
The act is not seen by village elders as rape, but as a form of ritual "cleansing". Actually, it has the potential to be the opposite of cleansing - a way of spreading disease," BBC reports.
The guy (Eric Aniva) being interviewed is a well-known 'hyena' who sees his job as noble. In the video, he tells BBC that they (hyenas) get paid from $4 to $7 (£3 to £5) each time and that he is one of the 10 hyenas in his community in Nsanje.
Devoted women such as Fagisi, Chrissie and Phelia - all in their 50s - are custodians of the initiation traditions in their village. Their job is solely to organize adolescent girls into camps every year, teaching them about their duties as wives and how to please a man sexually. The "sexual cleansing" with the hyena is the final stage of this process, arranged voluntarily by the girl's parents. It's necessary, Fagisi, Chrissie and Phelia explain, "to avoid infection with their parents or the rest of the community".
"We have to train our girls in a good manner in the village, so that they don't go astray, are good wives so that the husband is satisfied," added Chrissie.
Unbelievable! This is the worst tradition ever! The people thought they have adjusted to civilization by eradicating child marriage and coming up with sex workers to prepare the teenagers for marriage.
Sadly, these school girls have been brainwashed into believing that if they refuse getting initiated, their entire family would be attacked with disease. Worst of all, Mr. Avina is HIV positive and it seems like he doesn't even understand how deadly this virus is. He said he has slept with as many as 104 girls and he is very much still active in the practice.
Shouldn't this man and everyone who created this evil traditional practice be jailed? Yes, Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, but ignorance is not an excuse. They are destroying the lives of their daughters.
This video you are about to see is very disturbing.
Eric Avina holding a root that he grinds and drinks before having sex with the teenage girls
'Hyena': The man hired to have sex with children - BBC News