Trafficking


Bride trafficking in one-child China

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 February 2011
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

Martyn Drakard | 31 March 2010
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 January 2010
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 September 2009
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.
 

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