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UN: Increase in global child trafficking 'worrying'

December 14, 2012 ·  , GMA News>World | December 13, 2012 9:51am

VIENNA — Children, most of them girls, now make up 27 percent of all human trafficking cases, marking an alarming increase in recent years, a UN agency said Wednesday. Girls under 18 made up two thirds of all trafficked children and now constitute 15-20 per cent of the total number of all detected victims, the […]

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SOUTH ASIA – MAIN ISSUE

May 12, 2011 ·  By Sutthida Malikaew

The trafficking of children for sexual purposes is an immense problem in South Asian countries. Bangladesh and Nepal are the dominant source countries for trafficking within the region. Estimates vary, but a safe estimation is that several thousand Bangladeshi girls are trafficked out of the country each year. Destination countries include India, Pakistan and the […]

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The Lost Son: Trafficking, Children and Violence

May 12, 2011 ·  By Jo de Linde, ECPAT France

Published in By Jo de Linde, ECPAT France (May 1999) The film, The Lost Son, by Chris Menges was given its preview in Paris on April 20, 1999, It is the story of a private detective, Xavier Lombard played by Daniel Auteuil who is is hired by a rich family to find Leon, their son, […]

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Coersion the Key Element Behind Trafficking

May 12, 2011 · 

Published in Child Workers of Asia (April – September 1999) Internationally, there is no consensus on the term “trafficking”. In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly came near to a comprehensive definition in its stipulation that “trafficking” is the “illicit and clandestine movement of persons across national and international borders, largely from developing countries and […]

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Serving Affluent Businessmen and Visitors

May 12, 2011 ·  , ECPAT international

Published in Child Workers of Asia (April – September 1999) With regard to China, the phenomenon of trafficking is a growing concern. In a UNICEFbacked situation analysis of children and women in China in 1992, it was noted that “occasional abduction of womenandchildrenhasbeenreported to still occur in some rural areas, prompting widespread education against”the practice […]

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Laws Regarding Trafficking of Women and Children in China

May 12, 2011 ·  By Vitit Muntarbhorn, The Trafficking in Women and Children in the Mekong Sub-region

Published in Child Workers of Asia (April – September 1999) With regards to China, legal measures emanate from the 1991 decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress which called for action to criminalise the following: abduction for sale of women and children; kidnap of women and children, kidnap for purposes of blackmail; […]

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Children Who Are the Victims of Trafficking

May 12, 2011 · 

Published in Child Workers of Asia (April – September 1999) The most disadvantaged regions of the country, where poverty, unemployment, underemployment, landlessness and armed conflict combine to deny many children and their families the prospect of a secure future, are natural target areas for unscrupulous recruitment agencies. These agencies operate particularly in Samr-Leyte,Negros, Bicol, Cebu […]

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Published in Child Workers of Asia

May 12, 2011 · 

Published in Child Workers of Asia (April – September 1999) Internet ‘being used to prop paedophilia’ Agence France-presse The Nation, Wednessday, March 25, 1998 MANILA – The world’s police forces are floundering as transcontinental operators peddle impoverished third children via cyberspace in the fast global-trading environment, experts said yesterday. Groups are “subverting” the Internet to […]

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UN Urges Action on Millions of Asian Trafficking Victims

March 29, 2000 · 

Published in The Foreign Post (March 23 – 29, 2000) BANGKOK – Nine million people have been enslaved in the global sex trade or forced to work in appalling conditions by powerful crime syndicates active in human trafficking, according to a new United Nations report. “Organized crime groups are eager to profit from this abominable […]

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