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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 ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy -

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 ...

RFA’s Lao Service

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

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 ...

Times Reporters

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 ...

Phomphong Laoin
http://annx.asianews.network/content/students-get-lessons-un-human-trafficking-prevention-101595

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 ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/all-sectors-society-urged-help-prevent-human-trafficking-101331

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 ...

WASSAYOS NGAMKHAM
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1721451/lao-girls-escape-leads-to-arrest-of-sex-trafficking-suspect

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, ...

News Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/anti-human-trafficking-efforts-highlighted-southern-provinces-99455

Lao Women’s Union supports victims of human trafficking

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao Women’s Union is partnering with Unicef and relevant ministries in a bid to protect more women and children from human trafficking.A consultation meeting on the drafting of guidelines concerning protection and assistance for the victims of trafficking took place ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Laos Ministry calls on tourism sector to help tackle human trafficking

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Government authorities and representatives of privately-owned tourism operations in Borikhamxay province are attending a seminar to strengthen cooperation and participation in the prevention of human trafficking, taking place in the province from May 13-14.The seminar is intended to raise awareness of ...

News Desk

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