Human trafficking has become a global problem. Millions of people become victims through entrapment and exploitation. In this in-depth series, RFA reporters go into the heart of Asia's human trafficking business to document cases of this form of modern slavery.
In a new series on human trafficking and modern slavery, our reporters speak to young survivors of forced and brutal military service inside Burma. For these lucky few who escape, the ordeal is not over.
In the second part of a series on human trafficking and modern slavery, our reporters speak to Burmese residents of a refugee camp in Thailand. Many of these refugees are forced to take dangerous work through traffickers to feed their families.
I wanted to feed them warm rice,' says a North Korean woman who though she was going to get a job by defecting to China. Instead she was forcibly married to an 'unmarriageable' man.
Our reporters join Chinese parents looking for their abducted children. The parents try to recruit the help of the police, only to find that law enforcement agents are accomplices.
Between a strong demand from overseas adoptive parents and the willingness of Chinese families to abandon their child - particularly if they are girls - a lucrative market is striving.
In remote parts of Southeast Asia new roads are seen as a sign of prosperity. But for people living there they often open pathways to exploitation.
In the first of a two-part series, our reporters explore the root cause of human trafficking through the story of the Rohingyas, a stateless Muslim minority living in Burma and Bangladesh.
In the second of a two-part series, our reporters explore the root cause of human trafficking through the story of the Rohingyas, a stateless Muslim minority living in Burma and Bangladesh.
'I never thought I'd be tricked like that,' said one of the women who were duped into following a trafficker to China.
The pages you are about to read are the private observations of the lead cameraman, whose name we cannot reveal. He is a well-traveled and experienced professional. Yet what he saw during this assignment "changed him forever."
I want everyone to know about this. Through my pictures, I want to warn all cross-border migrant workers to be careful. Even if they do not keep my own story in mind, they will at least have an idea of what life is like for people trafficked onto boats for forced labor - Vannak