In the capital of the province Guangdong, six men have been accused of forcing women into prostitution. Female Chinese migrant workers, traveling from other areas in search of jobs, were targeted by males at train stations who convinced them to return to an apartment where the men would assist them in finding work.
Upon arriving at the apartment, the women were often gang-raped and photographed. The men threatened to send the compromising pictures to their home villages if they did not comply. The women were subsequently forced into prostitution, with the men keeping all of the money they earned.
Police were able to break up this group of men after local residents found notes on the streets written by the women seeking help. Police freed 22 women who had been enslaved by this crime ring.
Media Resources: Agence France PressP - June 12, 1999
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .