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Jan. 17, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Norway
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Prostitution through the Internet has increased in Sweden as it has in other countries. This is not due to the law but due to the development generally of online technology. The number of individuals that are sold via Internet web pages/web ads are much larger in similar neighbouring countries such as Denmark and Norway" (page 5).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"There is a clear connection between the existence of prostitution and trafficking in human beings for sexual purposes . . . Prostitution through the Internet has increased in Sweden as it has in other countries. This is not due to the law but due to the development generally of online technology. The number of individuals that are sold via Internet web pages/web ads are much larger in similar neighbouring countries such as Denmark and Norway" (page 5). "Some recent studies show that although many men, who purchase someone for prostitution purposes, are aware that the woman is exploited, they do not report their suspicions to the relevant authorities. According to ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"With funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, it helps youth avoid child marriage" (para 7).
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"The Commission also heard reports of women being abducted and subjected to sexual slavery by armed groups who move them from house to house resulting in the girls not being found" (para 8).
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Those who watch TV are less likely to agree with the practice of baad (the practice of giving away a daughter to another party as penalty or payment for an offence); 14.6 percent vs 29.8 percent, respectively" (para 10) (Coder comment - in the practice of baad, the exchanged daughters become either servants or brides - ARR).
Dec. 26, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-2, IRP-DATA-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There were anecdotal reports that [in Panama] Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports that Nicaraguan and Colombian women were subjected to domestic servitude. According to leaders of the Central General Autonomy for Workers, forced labor continued to be a growing problem, particularly in the commercial sex industry"(29-30)
Dec. 26, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-2, IRP-DATA-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There were anecdotal reports that [in Panama] Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports that Nicaraguan and Colombian women were subjected to domestic servitude. According to leaders of the Central General Autonomy for Workers, forced labor continued to be a growing problem, particularly in the commercial sex industry"(29-30)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Other human rights abuses reported included prolonged pretrial detention, violence against women and children, trafficking in persons...and child labor"(1)."The penal code also punishes individuals for selling or negotiating the purchase of sexual favors from persons in prostitution with penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment when the victim is younger than 18. Sex tourism involving children is also punishable. The government did not collect statistics on sex tourism involving children"(18)."There were anecdotal reports that Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports that Nicaraguan and Colombian women were subjected to domestic servitude. According to leaders of the Central ...more
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, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
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: 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. 20, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"From the early 1990s up to the middle of the first decade of the twenty-first century, Israel had been one of the main destination countries for trafficking in women from the FSU [Fromer Soviet Union]. During that time, various means for sustaining the sex industry developed in Israel’s major cities, such as discrete apartments, brothels, massage places, and escorting services, where women who arrived from East Europe countries with the aim of making more money than in their countries of origin were enslaved and exploited. Some of the women arrived in Israel as trafficking victims, while others immigrated to Israel and ended up in prostitution after their arrival (Safran and ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Many [trafficked women] end up as maids, or are forced to work in small industries such as textile workshops or labour on farms. Others are even pushed into brothels.In many cases, they are not paid or are held in debt bondage. Some go missing, and their families cannot trace them" (para 9-10). "Street plays, songs and performances were used to highlight traffickers' modus operandi such as false promises of jobs, marriage and a better lifestyle" (para 12).
Dec. 17, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Eleven people have been arrested in India on suspicion of duping single women into selling their newborn babies and trafficking the infants inside biscuit containers to an adoption centre to be sold on to childless couples, police said on Wednesday" (para 1). "Police said initial investigations indicated that unmarried girls and women who visited the clinic for an abortion were persuaded by staff to give birth and sell their babies" (para 7). "Babies were also stolen from women who delivered at the clinic, but who were told by staff that their children were stillborn. Some were even shown the bodies of stillborn babies preserved by the clinic to dupe parents, ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Traffickers are stepping in to meet this demand, kidnapping women from other states and selling them to men in Haryana" (para 8). "Al Jazeera discovered that some women living in villages in Haryana have been sold as many as three times. The villagers call them "Paros", a derogatory term implying they've been purchased. Sanjida was trafficked to Haryana when she was just 10 years old. She says an older girl from a village near her family's home in the north-eastern state of Assam drugged and kidnapped her" (para 10-12). "All people in Haryana are disrespectful towards women like us. Everybody says we have no self-respect ... and that we are ...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, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"'What is shocking is that the head of the (orphanage) was also running a shelter for destitute women and selling their babies,' Rashmi Sen of the West Bengal state women and child development ministry told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. 'Ongoing investigations will also probe if the women were trafficked to the home to keep the adoption racket going'" (para 3-4). "Eighteen people, including doctors, midwives and the owners of charities and clinics, were arrested, suspected of taking babies from women immediately after they had given birth and telling them their children were stillborn" (para 6). These women's babies were then sold to childless couples as a human trafficking operation (AA-CODER ...more
Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking, closed its adult ads section Monday in the United States, claiming to be the victim of a government witch hunt.The extraordinary move came shortly after the release of a scathing U.S. Senate report that accused Backpage of hiding criminal activity by deleting terms from ads that indicated sex trafficking or prostitution, including of children"(para 1-2)."The Senate committee’s review of the company documents, totaling more than 1.1-million pages, found evidence that Backpage knowingly facilitated prostitution and child sex trafficking, according to the report. The business was highly profitable and experienced explosive ...more
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"A 19-year-old at one such shelter in Kabul fled western Afghanistan after her father tried to trade her to another family for marriage in return for a young bride following the death of his wife" (4).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1

"Young women from Cambodia, the PRC, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries in Asia and the Pacific, increasingly migrate to other countries (particularly in the Middle East) to serve as domestic workers, or sometimes as sex workers (especially in Thailand and Malaysia) (Adams and Dickey 1999; Brochmann 1993; Henshall 1999; Mason 1999). Female migrants formed threequarters of those migrating from Sri Lanka, and over half of those migrating from the Philippines in recent years (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development [UNRISD] 2005). They often become part of heavily segmented employment markets (Salazar Parrenas 2001)"(22-23)
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1

"Young women from Cambodia, the PRC, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries in Asia and the Pacific, increasingly migrate to other countries (particularly in the Middle East) to serve as domestic workers, or sometimes as sex workers (especially in Thailand and Malaysia) (Adams and Dickey 1999; Brochmann 1993; Henshall 1999; Mason 1999)"(22)
Nov. 30, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1

"Young women from Cambodia, the PRC, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries in Asia and the Pacific, increasingly migrate to other countries (particularly in the Middle East) to serve as domestic workers, or sometimes as sex workers (especially in Thailand and Malaysia) (Adams and Dickey 1999; Brochmann 1993; Henshall 1999; Mason 1999)"(22)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2

"In countries such as Malaysia and Sri Lanka, young women in particular out-migrate to urban centers to work at transnational production sites or free trade zones. Well-documented tensions are often created between the traditional values of the peasant society from which the women originate and the values at industrial sites where they work (Ong 1987)"(22)."Young women from Cambodia, the PRC, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries in Asia and the Pacific, increasingly migrate to other countries (particularly in the Middle East) to serve as domestic workers, or sometimes as sex workers (especially in Thailand and Malaysia)"(22)
Nov. 29, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1

"Young women from Cambodia, the PRC, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, as well as other countries in Asia and the Pacific, increasingly migrate to other countries (particularly in the Middle East) to serve as domestic workers, or sometimes as sex workers (especially in Thailand and Malaysia) (Adams and Dickey 1999; Brochmann 1993; Henshall 1999; Mason 1999). Female migrants formed threequarters of those migrating from Sri Lanka, and over half of those migrating from the Philippines in recent years (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development [UNRISD] 2005). They often become part of heavily segmented employment markets (Salazar Parrenas 2001)"(22-23)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor. NGO reports indicated the laborers were managed by the government as a matter of state policy and were under constant and close surveillance by DPRK security agents. Laborers worked between 12 and 16 hours ...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor. NGO reports indicated the laborers were managed by the government as a matter of state policy and were under constant and close surveillance by DPRK security agents. Laborers worked between 12 and 16 hours ...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: China, Russia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor. NGO reports indicated the laborers were managed by the government as a matter of state policy and were under constant and close surveillance by DPRK security agents. Laborers worked between 12 and 16 hours ...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"There were reports of female victims of trafficking among refugees and workers crossing the border into China"(1)."There were reports of trafficking in young girls to destinations outside the country. Little information was available regarding the sexual exploitation of children"(14)."There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"This passion for justice and understanding has fueled both Stark's work on the groundbreaking novel 'Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation' and her research for the first-ever study of prostitution and trafficking of indigenous women, titled 'Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota'"(para 2)."92 percent wanted to escape prostitution"(para 9). This result is from a study of 105 Native women in Minnesota who have been sexually trafficked (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

"Twin quakes in April and May 2015 killed some 9,000 people in the Himalayan nation, leaving many women to fend for themselves in a country where widows face hostility, abuse, discrimination and even enslavement"(para 4)."In 2008, in recognition of the large number of war widows and popular aversion to widow remarriage, the government put forward a scheme to pay men a 50,000 rupee ($460) incentive to marry widows.But widows protested, saying the proposal was open to abuse by traffickers and would turn them into commodities. Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered the government to ditch the initiative"(para 22-23)