Migrant Children at Risk in Thailand
Recent statistics estimate there are nearly 2.5 million migrant workers from Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Cambodia in Thailand - nearly half of them undocumented. Lacking social protections and legal status, migrant children represent one of the most disadvantaged groups when it comes to early childhood development, a critical period between birth and eight years of age.
Trafficking in India
A May 2013 article from GlobalPost, via Salon, discusses the concerning numbers of children who are bought and sold in India. "According to official government estimates, around 90,000 children went missing in India in 2011 alone," the article states.
Garment Workers in Bangladesh
An article from The Guardian discusses whether working conditions facing garment workers in Bangladesh is exploitation or a form of modern-day slavery. "This is an industry where the workers are not just exploited and forced to work in an environment of harassment, violence and abuse, but where basic guarantees of safety have been thrown to the wind," the article states.
Dominican Women in Bangladesh
The Association of Dominicans Living in Argentina says Dominican women go to the South American country in search of better employment opportunities, but often fall into prostitution networks due to a lack of work.