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Brides for sale: trafficked Vietnamese girls sold into marriage in China

Kiab, an ethnic Hmong teenage girl, looks out of the window at a centre for trafficked women in the northern Vietnamese city of Lao Cai. Photograph: AFP/Getty When Kiab turned 16, her brother promised to take her to a party in a tourist town in northern Vietnam. Instead, he sold her to a Chinese family

Tour Cai Be – Sa Dec – Can Tho

Private 2 Days Cai Be – Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Can Tho

Day 1: CAI BE – SA DEC – CAN THO The cruise starts at around 10.am from our pier in Phu An hamlet located next to Cai Be town, approximately 2 hour drive south from Saigon. Welcomed by the crew and being to visit of some local home factories making rice, coconut candies. Proceed to

Ministers warn UK retailers to do more on human rights and ethical products

Retailers are being told to do more to stamp out human rights abuses by their suppliers. Photograph: Guardian Retailers must do more to stamp out human rights abuses by their suppliers after a Guardian investigation found prawns sold in the UK were produced with the help of slaves, ministers are warning. Jenny Willott, the consumer

Special report: Truth, justice and reconciliation

Anti-apartheid protests in Soweto in 1976 in which more than 100 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images When Gerry Adams was released without charge last month after questioning over the 1972 killing of Jean McConville, the Sinn Féin president said the case highlighted the need for a victim-led truth and

Phnom Penh travel guide

Phnom Penh travel guide

Phnom Penh is the vibrant bustling capital of Cambodia. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap, what was once considered the ‘Gem’ of Indochina. The capital city still maintains considerable charm with plenty to see. It exudes a sort of provincial charm and tranquillity with

Tens of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers flee Thailand

The atmosphere at the border is chaotic as the infrastructure to deal with this sudden influx of migrants is lacking. But the Cambodian government has been praised by the International Organisation for Migration for the way it is handling the crisis Photograph: Griff Tapper A man looks out from a Cambodian government construction truck in

Cambodia blames Thailand as 220,000 migrant labourers cross border

Cambodian migrant workers wait to return home at Poipet after crossing the border from Thailand. Photograph: Heng Sinith/AP Cambodia has blamed Thailand’s military junta for a mass exodus of migrant workers that has seen 220,000 labourers flee the country and allegedly claimed the lives of several people amid fears of a crackdown on illegal labour.

White Lily Season In Dong Thap Muoi

White Lily Season In Dong Thap Muoi

Not only being famous with beautiful lotuses, Dong Thap Muoi is also known as the place of gorgeous lily flowers, not the popular purple lily but the pure white lily. Lily is a plant that grows in marshy areas. It has a soft stem but an amazing vitality. Normally it stands quietly in the ground,

Phung Hiep floating market

Phung Hiep floating market

Phung Hiep floating market, called Nga Bay market, is the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta. This section is a linking point of big seven river branches: Cai Con, Bun Tau, Mang Ca, Soc Trang, Lai Hieu, Xeo Mon, Xeo Dong. Location: Situated where seven branches of the Mekong River and canals converge, 30km from

US may blacklist Thailand after prawn trade slavery revelations

The Guardian tracked how some of the world’s big supermakets are using suppliers relying on slave labour to put cheap prawns on their shelves Link to video: Globalised slavery: how big supermarkets are selling prawns in supply chain fed by slave labour The US is considering downgrading Thailand to a human trafficking blacklist, following revelations