Analysis report of the baseline survey for the TICW Project Phase II in Yunnan province

Gives details of the findings from interviews carried out in 2004, of some 7,000 persons in six sending areas (County of Yuanyang, Jinping, Hekou, Pu’er, Menglian and Ximeng) and two receiving areas (District of Wuhua and Panlong) in Yunnan province.

Yunnan is a border province with many ethnic minorities and a comparatively undeveloped social economy. Since the 1980s, it has been an area known to have a large problem with the trafficking of children and women. In recent years, according to the public security departments, more than 1,000 children and women have been trafficked annually to other provinces and across the border.

The Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women for Labour Exploitation (TICW Project) implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is supporting the Chinese Government to complement its legal protection efforts toward children and women. The TICW Project was designed to address the problem of trafficking under the wider framework of labour migration. The project covers five countries: Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand, Viet Nam and China (Yunnan Province only).