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Interview: Why ‘Brides’ From Myanmar Are Trafficked to China

What’s happening in northern Myanmar? There’s a long-running conflict between Myanmar’s government and the Kachin Independence Army and other ethnic armed groups in Kachin State and northern Shan State, which border China. In 2011, the military renewed attacks against the ethnic armed groups, ending a 17-year ceasefire. This has led to over 100,000 displaced Kachin and other minorities living in camps, including many of the trafficked women we met. How are women being trafficked to China? Many Kachin men are taking part in the conflict, so women often become the sole breadwinners. There’s also…

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