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• 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