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Bangladesh: Current information on girl-trafficking

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 September 1993
Citation / Document Symbol BGD15084
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bangladesh: Current information on girl-trafficking, 1 September 1993, BGD15084, available at: [accessed 24 May 2016]
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Country Reports 1992 states that "[t]here have been reports of Bangladeshi women being lured into travel to foreign countries, where they are often sold into prostitution" (1993, 1126). The attached three articles provide information on girl-trafficking in Bangladesh.

 This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1992. 1993. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office.


The Houston Chronicle. 8 December 1991. 2 Star Edition. Uli Schmertzer. "Slave Trade Flourishing Across Asia; Women Children Sold for Work, Sex." (NEXIS)

Press Association Newsfile. 15 July 1993. "Child Prostitution Increasing US Congress Told." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 4 December 1992. BC Cycle. "Police Rescue 17 Girls, Arrest Traffickers." (NEXIS

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