• Source country, and to a much lesser extent, a destination for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.
• Mongolian men, women, and children are found sex trafficking and forced labor conditions in China, Macau, Malaysia, South Korea, and Hong Kong.
• Domestic violence remained a serious problem, particularly against women of low-income rural families.
• Visa-free travel of Mongolians to Turkey resulted in increase in labor and sex trafficking cases involving Mongolian labor migrants in Turkey.
• Anecdotal reports of South Korean and Japanese tourists in child sex tourism.
• Ganbayasgakh Geleg founded the Gender Equality Center in 2002 to provide shelter, psychological and legal counseling, rehabilitation, and advocacy for victims of sex and labor trafficking. The GEC has become a pioneer in urging the Mongolian government to recognize and address human trafficking as a crime.
Sources: U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2010; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011