Over 1,000 Human Trafficking Victims Get Assistance from Bokeo Police
During a meeting on Monday, the Deputy Director General of the Police Department at the Ministry of Public Security, Major General Kanchanh Phommachack provided an update on the issue.Mr. Kanchanh mentioned the processes in place for victims of human trafficking to receive assistance through police forces at ...
Increase in Trafficking of Lao Women to China Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
Trafficking of women from Laos to China to serve as wives for Chinese men or to work in prostitution is increasing amid economic pressure following the Covid-19 pandemic.Trafficking is typically brokered by Lao middlemen who recruit young women or convince parents to marry off their ...
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Lao Woman Sentenced to 15 Years for Trafficking Four Girls to China
Authorities in Laos have sentenced a woman to 15 years in prison for trafficking four Lao girls to China in 2018, RFA has learned.Identified as Mrs. Duangchanh, the woman met the girls in Luang Namtha city, Luang Namtha province in January 2018. She told them ...
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Group of Four Lao Young Women Trafficked to China Rescued, Separate Group of Four Remain Missing after Three Years
Authorities in Laos’ southwestern Champassak province have rescued four young Lao women and girls who were trafficked to China, while another group of four females from another part of the country remain missing, sources told RFA’s Lao Service recently.The teenagers and young women, now aged ...
RFA’s Lao Service
Lao, European business chambers launch child labour free certification service
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Lao PDR (ECCIL) have officially launched a Child Labour Free Certification Service.Vice President of LNCCI and President of the Association of the ...
Medics get lessons in ways to support human trafficking victims
Officials in charge of human trafficking prevention recently trained medical personnel from six provinces on ways to support people suffering from both the physical and psychological effects of trafficking.The training workshop was held in Savannakhet province with medical personnel also attending from the capital and ...
Students get lessons from UN on human trafficking prevention
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Students from secondary schools and the National University of Laos met in Vientiane recently to learn about human trafficking, especially how to counter trafficking in persons under the rule of international law.The topic was discussed during the course of a Model ...
All sectors of society urged to help prevent human trafficking
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government together with the United Nations is working with other countries to prevent human trafficking, with Laos making a serious effort to curb the practice.This week the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is organising a seminar in the south ...
Lao girl's escape leads to arrest of sex trafficking suspect
A major suspect in a transnational human trafficking operation has been arrested at a border karaoke bar in Narathiwat, and several Lao girls rescued from the flesh trade.The woman’s apprehension followed the escape of a Lao girl forced into prostitution, who returned to her home ...
Anti-human trafficking efforts highlighted in southern provinces of Laos
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has organised a meeting in Attapeu province to assist southern authorities in the protection of vulnerable people against human trafficking.In his opening remarks at the meeting for the four southern provinces of Saravan, Champassak, ...