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A Modern Form Of Slavery: Trafficking Of Burmese Women And Girls Into Brothels In Thailand

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A Modern Form of Slavery: Trafficking of Burmese Women and Girls into Brothels in Thailand

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Trapped by Inequality: Bhutanese Refugee Women in Nepal

Index

Introduction 3

Main Review 4

Important Facts 5

Government 5

Inside the Brothels 6

Help and Organizations 6

Reports Comparison 8

Similarities 8

Conclusion 9

Introduction

The following assignment presents a research upon a topic which is going way far on time, and includes violation of human rights. It centers on two reports “A Modern Form of Slavery: Trafficking of Burmese Women and Girls into Brothels in Thailand” and “Trapped by Inequality: Bhutanese Refugee Women in Nepal” both of them take women right violation on consideration.

The idea of this assignment is first of all give an overview of both reports, and then check important points that can be taken in consideration. After the review a comparison of both reports would be made in order to check on the similarities and disputes over the topic. What were the actions taken on each case, and house those it affected people over their region.

At the same time, it would be marked if the reports had an actual effect over people reading them, and if so, what was the change it made after reading them. Final conclusions would be taken out after making comparisons and having more acknowledged of the situations presented on the reports, which obviously would be reviewed by all the discussions over similar topics worked out on class.

Main Review

A Modern Form of Slavery: Trafficking of Burmese Women and Girls into Brothels in Thailand

A Modern Form of Slavery, it’s a report based on in-depth interviews with Burmese trafficking victims, it documents the violations of internationally recognized human rights committed against them. This report talks mainly about the thousands of Burmese women and girls that are trafficked into Thai brothels every year where they work under conditions tantamount to slavery. They are taken to this places mostly all the time by lies, telling them they would be taken out of their poverty and make a better life.

Once they accept this they are only subject to debt bondage, illegal confinement, various forms of sexual and physical abuse, and exposure to HIV in the brothels. All this would happen like in the main part, but even after this they also then face wrongful arrest as illegal immigrants if they try to escape from their “prisons” or if the brothels are raided by Thai police. The first thing like trying to escape doesn’t happen that much because even do owners of brothels say they are free to go anytime they want, they won’t be able to do it. And this is because they are more afraid of been capture without papers and mostly of all having no place where to go. Even if they try to escape but in the chance they are arrested, once arrested, the women and girls instead of having the help of immigration people, mostly all the time they would be subjected to further sexual abuse in Thai detention centers, or other forms of punishment.

After their deportation to the Thai-Burmese border this wont finished because they are often lured back into prostitution by brothel agents who play on their fear of arrest on return to Burma. The most interesting and shocking point of this is that Thai police and border patrol officials know about all this problems and actually are involved in both the trafficking and the brothel operations, but they routinely escape punishment from their governments.

Most of the brothel agents, owners, pimps and clients get to escape from punishment also, and this is because all the corruption networks that are involved in this entire situation. At the last part of the report it also presents detailed recommendations to the Thai and Burmese governments and the international community for improving the protection of the women and girls that are been abuse and with this tries to ensure the prosecution of their abusers.

Important Facts

Over all the report, there are some detailed facts I think they must be entitled. On the ones we can see dates, people involved, organizations, and important information to rescue.

Government

• (New York, January 31, 1994) The Thai government is guilty of complicity in the trafficking of Burmese women and girls into Thailand for forced prostitution, according to A Modern Form of Slavery, released today by Human Rights Watch.

• Direct involvement of Thai police and border guards in the illicit sex trade, and the Thai government's routine failure to punish its own officials and others who engage in or profit from this abuse.

• Thai Government, rather than punishing officials and other traffickers, has wrongfully arrested and deported hundreds of Burmese victims, in clear violation of Thailand's obligations under national and international law.

• Thai government's failure to adequately protect against and punish the Burmese women and girls' debt-bondage, illegal confinement and compulsory, repeated and often unprotected sexual relations with large numbers of men contributed to their exposure to the deadly HIV virus.

• The Thai government has taken some initial steps to reform domestic laws relevant to the issues addressed in this report.

Inside the Brothels

• Burmese women and girls lured by unscrupulous recruiters to Thailand with promises of good jobs and a cash advance, often paid to their parents.

• Debt bondage forced to work off their debt, often with 100 percent interest, through what amounts to sexual servitude.

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