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Driven away : trafficking of Kachin women on the China-Burma border

Herausgegeben von: [a report by Kachin Women's Association Thailand - KWAT]
Chiang Mai : Kachin Women's Association Thailand , 2005 , 71 S.

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Einrichtung: Frauensolidarität | Wien
Formatangabe: Monographie
Herausgegeben von: [a report by Kachin Women's Association Thailand - KWAT]
Körperschaft: Kachin Women's Association Thailand
Jahr: 2005
Beschreibung: Ill., Kt., graph. Darst.
Maße: 19 cm
Beschreibung:
In ethnic Kachin communities of Burma growing poverty, caused by failed state policies, is driving increasing numbers of young people to migrate in search of work. As a result, young women and girls are disappearing without trace, being sold as wives in China, and tricked into the Chinese and Burmese sex industries. Local Kachin researchers conducted interviews in Burma from May-August 2004 in order to document this trend. "Driven Away" is based on 63 verified and suspected trafficking cases that occurred primarily during 2000-2004. The cases involve 85 women and girls, mostly between the ages of 14 and 20. Testimony comes primarily from women and girls who escaped after being trafficked, as well as relatives, persons who helped escapees, and others. About two-thirds of the women trafficked were from the townships of Myitkyina and Bhamo in Kachin State. About one third were from villages in northern Shan State. In 36 of the cases, women were specifically offered safe work opportunities and followed recruiters to border towns. Many were seeking part-time work to make enough money for school fees during the annual three-month school holiday. Others simply needed to support their families. Those not offered work were taken while looking for work, tricked, or outright abducted. Women taken to China were most often passed on to traffickers at the border to be transported farther by car, bus and/or train for journeys of up to one week in length.
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