Posts Tagged ‘Human trafficking’

Prostitution, Abortion, and ‘Flower Girls': Women in Hyesan

By | August 02, 2012

A look at the politics of reproduction and sexuality in Hyesan, North Korea’s fourth largest city, a gray metropolis which sprawls along the banks of the shallow Yalu river across from the Chinese city of Changbai.

Going Forward: Continuing the Fight for North Korean Refugees

By | March 20, 2012

Going Forward: Continuing the Fight for North Korean Refugees by Mary Soo Anderson This commentary was originally intended to address the possibility of repatriation for the 31 North Korean refugees reportedly detained in China. Despite China’s well known history of forcibly sending back North Korean defectors caught within its borders, following interviews I conducted with […]

“Modern Day Slavery”: The Plight of North Korean Women in China

By | February 14, 2012

China’s decision to impose a one-child rule upon most families in 1978 has sprung a number of unintended consequences. The imbalance between men and women has created “thirty-million bachelors” and is stirring fears of future social unrest within China. But the consequences of the one-child policy are also beginning to spread beyond the border, and the […]