Bride trafficking in one-child China
The trafficking of women for forced marriage and prostitution is a growing problem for China, but a predictable one given its population policy and resulting demographics.
World Cup raises trafficking alert in South Africa
June 11th is the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa -- the
first time a global event like this will take place on the continent.
Many critical eyes will be focused not only on the matches but also on
the security measures and the overall organization for the 350,000
soccer fans expected.
To add to Haiti’s troubles - child trafficking
Children, the most vulnerable members of Haiti’s population, are
suffering terribly as a result of the disastrous earthquake, many
losing parents, homes and health. As if that was not bad enough, they
are now more likely than ever to be captured by traffickers who buy and
sell children for sex and cheap labour, says an expert on the subject.
China’s stolen babies
Girl babies adopted by American and other overseas couples from
orphanages in China in recent years may have been forcibly taken from
their parents, not abandoned, as the adoptive parents were told. The
Los Angeles Times reports at length on a scandal that can be laid at
the door of China’s inhuman population control policy and corrupt local
family planning officials.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com