Korea’s Cited as Source of Sex Trafficking

By Kang Shin-who, Staff Reporter – The Korea Times – Thurs 5 June, 2008

North Korea remains a source country for trafficking humans for forced labor and sexual exploitation, and South Korea also actively trades women and girls for sex in and out of the nation, according to a U.S. report.

An annual U.S. report by the Department of State said a growing number of South Korean women and girls are traded within the country and to other destinations including Japan, Hong Kong and even Western Europe.

The report, titled “Trafficking in Persons Report’’ for 2008 attributed the causes of the trend to South Korea’s strict law against domestic sex trafficking, adding that South Korea is a source of sex trafficking for women from. . .

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