“The numbers of identified cases are still small, but this number could rise given the social demographics in play,” Lisa Rende Taylor, chief technical adviser for the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP), told IRIN.
In China, government figures for 2012 indicated that there were 117.78 newborn boys for every 100 newborn girls. It is estimated there will be 24 million more men than women at marrying age by 2020.
In 2012, at least three suspected cases of marriage trafficking were reported from Cambodia, with hundreds more from the region.
Most cases go unreported.Source: IRIN – “In Brief: Bride trafficking to China could rise”
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