Human Traffic Watch

Myanmar’s brides to China top human trafficking list

In Forced marriage, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on January 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

About 80 percent of human trafficking cases in Myanmar over the past five years involved women being smuggled into China for forced marriage, a Myanmar Police Force official said last week.

Of the remaining 20pc of cases, 10pc involved Thailand and 6pc Malaysia, the spokesperson from the Department of Transnational Crime said.

“Myanmar woman are in great demand because China practises its one-child policy. About 80pc of human trafficking in Myanmar are due to forced illegal marriage issue in China,” he said.

“Solving this problem will not only require the effort of the police force. It is partly related to poverty and also we need to improve education, particularly in the border areas.”

Between January 2006 and August 2011, 731 trafficking cases were reported, 585 of which involved China.

Source: MMTimes

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