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Dec. 21, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"A young woman, left, visits her mother in Northern Vietnam. She was tricked by traffickers into crossing the border to China, but managed to escape before they could force her into a marriage" (para 14). "Nguyen was just 16 when a friend's boyfriend drugged her and smuggled her into China. She tried to resist a forced marriage. For three months, she refused, even though her traffickers beat her, withheld food and threatened to kill her , she says. Finally, she relented. She says her husband was kind to her, but she never stopped missing her family in Vietnam. 'My desire to go home was indescribable,' Nguyen said. 'I agreed to ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Nguyen was just 16 when a friend's boyfriend drugged her and smuggled her into China. She tried to resist a forced marriage" (para 18). "During CNN's trip to the border, the government called and told us the police had just rescued five girls as they were about to cross the border with a trafficker. We met the girls, who are just 14 years old. They said they were promised $600 to go to work in China by a neighbor from the same village" (para 26).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A young woman, left, visits her mother in Northern Vietnam. She was tricked by traffickers into crossing the border to China, but managed to escape before they could force her into a marriage . She is now back in her home country sharing her story to warn vulnerable girls about trafficking. Two girls who have escaped trafficking and returned to Vietnam share their personal experiences to warn others at a market in Northern Vietnam" (para 14-15). "Both Lan and Nguyen say in school their teachers had talked to them about trafficking. At the time, neither believed it could happen to them" (para 34).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"'When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China.' Lan remembers the night that changed her whole life. While preparing for university along the border in northern Vietnam, a friend she met online asked her to a group dinner. When she was tired and wanted to go home, the people asked her to stay and talk and have a drink. Next thing she knew, she had been smuggled across the border to China. 'At that time, I wanted to leave,' says Lan. 'There were other girls there in the car but there was people to guard us.'" (para 1-5). "A young woman, left, visits her mother in ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"A young woman, left, visits her mother in Northern Vietnam. She was tricked by traffickers into crossing the border to China, but managed to escape before they could force her into a marriage . She is now back in her home country sharing her story to warn vulnerable girls about trafficking" (para 14).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, IRP-DATA-1

"During CNN's trip to the border, the government called and told us the police had just rescued five girls as they were about to cross the border with a trafficker. We met the girls, who are just 14 years old. They said they were promised $600 to go to work in China by a neighbor from the same village" (para 26).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers" (para 6). "Villages around the border are hunting grounds for human traffickers looking for young Vietnamese women, who are approached online or in public spaces like the local markets" (para 9). "Ha from the U.N. agrees that the top priority is to spread awareness, especially in the poor, rural regions along the border" (para 25).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Pacific Links Foundation runs a shelter for trafficking victims in the city of Lao Cai, northern Vietnam. The young women stay for an average of two to three years. They go to school or get vocational training. They do art therapy. They learn to cook and sew and keep a big garden. Surrounded by other woman with similar experiences, the shelter helps them get back on their feet and then to find jobs to support themselves. 'Once that whole investment process can happen with these young women then it is much easier for them to have their own lives,' says Diep" (para 21-22).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Diep Vuong started the Pacific Links Foundation to combat trafficking in Vietnam" (para 17) (Coder comment: this is an organization started by a Vietnamese woman in Vietnam - ARR).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"The Pacific Links Foundation runs a shelter for trafficking victims . . . The young women stay for an average of two to three years. . . . They do art therapy . . . Surrounded by other woman with similar experiences, the shelter helps them get back on their feet and then to find jobs to support themselves" (para 21).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Both Lan and Nguyen say in school their teachers had talked to them about trafficking. At the time, neither believed it could happen to them" (para 34).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Some escape to back to Vietnam with help from the authorities. But cracking down on trafficking is no easy matter, as the mountainous terrain of Northern Vietnam makes it difficult to monitor the border" (para 12). "During CNN's trip to the border, the government called and told us the police had just rescued five girls as they were about to cross the border with a trafficker" (para 26).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Reducing poverty will help stop women going to China seeking work, another common way traffickers lure victims" (para 25).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers. Girls as young as 13 say they are tricked or drugged, then spirited across the porous border by boat, motorbike or car. Young Vietnamese women are valuable commodities in China, where the one-child policy and long-standing preference for sons has heavily skewed the gender ratio. To put it simply, Chinese men are hungry for brides" (para 6-7). "Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8). "Villages around the border are hunting grounds for human traffickers looking for young Vietnamese women, who are approached online or ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Trafficked girls not forced into marriage typically end up as sex workers" (para 12). "We've found women far inside China, at brothels where they're forced to become sex workers" (para 28).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Nguyen was just 16 when a friend's boyfriend drugged her and smuggled her into China. She tried to resist a forced marriage. For three months, she refused, even though her traffickers beat her, withheld food and threatened to kill her" (para 10).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Diep Vuong started the Pacific Links Foundation to combat trafficking in Vietnam. . . . The Pacific Links Foundation runs a shelter for trafficking victims in the city of Lao Cai, northern Vietnam. The young women stay for an average of two to three years. They go to school or get vocational training. They do art therapy. They learn to cook and sew and keep a big garden. Surrounded by other woman with similar experiences, the shelter helps them get back on their feet and then to find jobs to support themselves. 'Once that whole investment process can happen with these young women then it is much easier for them ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Pictured, girls reading leaflets designed to educate them about the threat of sex trafficking at a market in Northern Vietnam" (para 8). "Some escape to back to Vietnam with help from the authorities. But cracking down on trafficking is no easy matter, as the mountainous terrain of Northern Vietnam makes it difficult to monitor the border" (para 12). " . . . Ha Thi Van Khanh, national project coordinator for the U.N.'s anti-trafficking organization in Vietnam" (para 16). "Diep Vuong started the Pacific Links Foundation to combat trafficking in Vietnam" (para 17). "The Pacific Links Foundation runs a shelter for trafficking victims in the city of Lao Cai, northern Vietnam. ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IRP-DATA-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers. Girls as young as 13 say they are tricked or drugged, then spirited across the porous border by boat, motorbike or car" (para 6). "Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8). "Outreach workers say the market is a common hunting ground for traffickers. Girls trafficked from Vietnam can be sold as brides for $3,000 or more to the end buyer" (para 10). "Trafficked girls not forced into marriage typically end up as sex workers" (para 12). "She says that Vietnamese brides can sell for upwards of $3,000 to the end buyer and that they are often considered desirable because of cultural similarities to the Chinese" (para 17).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Her organization also does community outreach to try and stop more girls from falling into the hands of traffickers. About once a month, a group of trafficking victims visits the market at Bac Ha, a regional hub for buying food, fabric and livestock. On this day, on a stage overlooking hundreds of shoppers, they talk about their experiences, take questions and play games with the crowd. When they ask people to share personal experiences concerning trafficking, more than 20 people come forward. 'I think awareness is the only tool,' Diep says. Ha from the U.N. agrees that the top priority is to spread awareness, especially in the poor, rural regions ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Some of those trafficked in Vietnam are women sold into marriage across the border in China where there are significantly more men than women. The UN’s Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons agency said in June that China is expected to have 30 to 40 million more men than women at a marriageable age by 2020" (para 11). ""All throughout Asia we are seeing increases in the use of social media to trap women and girls into prostitution, including Vietnam,” he told IRIN. “The predators search chat sites to find young girls who are feeling unloved and alienated by their family" (para 15).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Linh (not her real name) returned to Vietnam from China last year after the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation coordinated with police on both sides of the border to rescue her from a forced marriage and bring her home" (para 12). "Blue Dragon says it rescued 49 children in 2014, 133 the following year, and 56 so far this year" (para 17).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In a push to raise public awareness, the government held its first National Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July. Vietnam has also announced a 2016 to 2020 strategy to combat human trafficking, and the plan marked the first time authorities have acknowledged that men and boys are being trafficked" (para 8).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Human trafficking is on the rise in Vietnam, although poor crime statistics means the government doesn’t know exactly by how much. Advocacy groups say victims are increasingly being lured on social media" (para 1). "Southeast Asia ranks among the world’s worst regions for human trafficking, accounting for a third of all the women and children trafficked worldwide, said Paul Priest, of the International Organization for Migration’s office in Vietnam, at the 14 July event. The issue has been well documented in other countries in the region – the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said in a 2013 report that 26,400 people are trafficked to Thailand every year, many ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Between 2011 and 2014, the number of human trafficking cases rose by at least 11.6 percent over the previous four-year period, according to data released by the Ministry of Public Security at an anti-human trafficking conference in Hanoi on 14 July" (para 2). "The government in 2014 launched a database of trafficking cases, which the US State Department acknowledged in its 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report as a sign of “modest progress”. The IOM’s Priest urged the government to do more to track the problem. “A crucial need exists to increase availability of statistics on this illegal phenomenon,” he told reporters on 14 July. “However, existing data highlights that the ...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Congo, Indonesia, Vietnam
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 8% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Congo, Indonesia, Vietnam
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 8% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2006, for those aged 15 years and older, 53.8% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.9% of those employed in industry were women, and 30.3% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

According to Table 2, in 2006, for those aged 15 years and older, 53.8% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.9% of those employed in industry were women, and 30.3% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)