June 13, 2011

This report from the Palaung Women’s Organization reveals evidence of cases of human trafficking collected since 2007 by field workers from PWO’s Information Documentation and Research Department, who work across the Palaung area in the northern part of Shan State. Most of those trafficked were tricked into travelling to China by being offered well-paid jobs on farms or in factories. In 25% of the cases, women were forced to marry Chinese men, with brokers receiving up to 25,000 Yuan (approx 3,800 USD) for the transaction. 10% were forced into the sex trade. Some ended up being used as live feed for leeches. The majority of those trafficked were young Palaung women from tea farming communities in Namkham, Namhsan and Mantong townships.

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