Taiwan-born writer blames increased human trafficking on poverty

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/10
By: Lee Yi-jung and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 10 (CNA) Taiwan-born investigative journalist Pai Hsiao-hung (白曉紅), who wrote 201504100032t0001a book on migrant sex workers in Britain based on her undercover observation at brothels, said on Friday that poverty is the main reason behind an increase in human trafficking in many countries around the world.

Governments of many countries have blamed the problem on illegal immigrants, and ignored that “poverty is the culprit,” Pai said at the release of the Chinese version of her book, titled ” Invisible: Britain’s Migrant Sex Workers,” in Taipei.

As part of her research for the book, which was written in English and published by Westbourne Press in 2013, Pai had worked undercover as a housekeeper in brothels in the U.K.     [FULL  STORY]

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