U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN, David L. Carden, challenges youth to “stay angry and stay young” by fighting human trafficking at the USAID co-sponsored MTV EXIT concert in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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According to the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2012, Vietnam, a tier 2 country, is a source and, to a lesser extent, a destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and conditions of forced labor. Vietnamese women and children subjected to sex trafficking throughout Asia are often misled by fraudulent labor opportunities and sold to brothels on the borders of Cambodia, China, and Laos, with some eventually sent to third countries, including Thailand and Malaysia. Some Vietnamese women are forced into prostitution in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and in Europe.