VOA Burmese Blog

June 17, 2010

Human Trafficking – 2010 Report

Filed under: Burma/ Myanmar,Feature Story,News — voaburmese @ 7:28 pm

– Kaye Lin

The United States released its 2010 report on human trafficking which graded nearly 200 nations. The State Department estimates that there are 12.3 million adults and children in modern day slavery – forced labor, sex trafficking and human slavery. The most common countries of trafficking are in Southeast Asia – such as Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma. US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton says that the US is pushing to end human trafficking worldwide.

The US estimate that a little more than 32% of women and children trafficked globally come from Southeast Asia. Girls and women are exploited in human trafficking. And in particular, Asian women are often found in prostitution, sex trafficking and now in involuntary domestic servitude- women are trafficked as house maids.

Watch the video and see what Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and Ambassador Luis Cdebaca, the head of the Human Trafficking Office at the US State Department have to say about human trafficking.

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