What’s Current: Trafficked ‘brides’ stuck in China due to coronavirus following suspended rescue operations

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  • Coronavirus travel restrictions have forced anti-trafficking groups to suspend rescue operations of Vietnamese and Cambodian women who were trafficked and sold to men as “brides” in China.
  • Human Rights Watch reports police in Kyrgyzstan detained about 70 women’s rights activists without informing them on the grounds of their arrests or providing access to lawyers.
  • Pornhub is offering Italians free premium access to the site as Italy goes on lockdown during the coronavirus quarantine. The site is currently under fire for repeatedly hosting content featuring sex-trafficking and child rape victims.
  • The televised portrayal of a trans-identified male’s “lonely” experience in a men’s prison sparked outrage across the nation of Brazil after it was revealed that the inmate is a murderer and serial child rapist.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.