Congressional Hearing Focuses on Trafficking

 

Up to 600,000 child brides live in one Chinese city with a population of 3 million, reports humanitarian organization All Girls Allowed at a Congressional hearing Monday, June 13.  And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

All Girls Allowed sent field workers to study the city of Putian and its surrounding areas for months. “Almost every family has 7 or 8 ‘siblings’”, report the authors.  “Of these, at least a quarter have been trafficked.”  More on the problem of trafficking is available here: http://www.allgirlsallowed.org/category/topics/trafficking

 

The Africa, Global Health and Human Rights Subcommittee Hearing, entitled “ Best Practices and Next Steps: A New Decade in the Fight Against Human Trafficking”  is set for Monday, June 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172, or via LIVE webcast: www.hcfa.house.gov.   Founder Chai Ling will give a report on the status of trafficking in China.  Field Operations Director Zhang Jing is also available for interviews following the hearing.

 

“China can do so much more to end this problem,” says Ling.  “In the U.S.A., we lose 115 children per year to this sort of “stranger” kidnapping—to people outside of the family’s network.  In China, it’s at least 550 a day.  We know that through China’s many new technologies and genuine prioritization of the issue, the leadership can find a way to return thousands of lost children and prevent additional kidnappings.”

 

Following the hearing, Ling will unravel a large banner with the profiles of 2500 missing children, just like the banners used by petitioners and rescue workers in China.  In a three minute film, a trafficker explains the supply and demand climate for stolen brides in today’s China, and how he actually sold his own girlfriend and youngest son into slavery (Footage taken from China’s Stolen Children).

 

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights will host the hearing, which will include witnesses from several leading anti-trafficking organizations and businesses.  







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