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Topic: Poverty


Coersion the Key Element Behind Trafficking

September 1, 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 some countries with economies in transition, with the end goal of forcing women and girl children into sexually or economically oppressive and exploitative situations for the profit of recruiters, traffickers, crime syndicates, as well as other illegal activities related to trafficking, such as forced domestic labour, false marriages, clandestine employment and false adoption.”

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Serving Affluent Businessmen and Visitors

September 1, 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 and special legislation with severe punishment of individuals who abduct or kidnap women or children.”

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Children Who Are the Victims of Trafficking

September 1, 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.

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