• Taiwan missing an estimated 500,000 women due to preference for male children.
• Destination, and to a much lesser extent, source and transit territory for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.
• Women recruited through classified ads for employment in Japan, Australia, the UK, and the United States, where they are forced into prostitution.
• Transit territory for Chinese citizens who enter the United States illegally and may become victims of debt bondage and forced prostitution in the United States.
• Violence against women, including rape and domestic violence, remained a serious problem.
• Rev. Peter Nguyen Van Hung and the staff of Vietnamese Migrant Workers and Brides Office have helped over 2,000 Vietnamese escape the horrors of labor and sex exploitation since 2004.
• The Collective for Sex Workers and Supporters formed in 1999 to fight for the rights of sex workers in Taiwan.
Sources: Stephan Klasen and Claudia Wink, University of Munich: A Turning Point in Gender Bias in Mortality? (2001); U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report