Taiwanese citizen and foreign victims are sex trafficked into and out of the administrative divisions of Taiwan. They are raped and physically and psychologically harmed in brothels, businesses, homes, hotel rooms, and other locations within these provinces and special municipalities.

Sex trafficking in Taiwan is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and slavery that occurs in the Taiwan, which is a country of origin, destination, and transit for sexually trafficked persons.

Types of sex trafficking

Victims of sex trafficking include both Taiwanese citizens, primarily women and girls, being trafficked within Taiwan and abroad,[1] as well as foreign victims trafficked into the country.[2][3][4] Children, persons in poverty, and migrants are particularly vulnerable to sex trafficking.[5] Victims are deceived, threatened, or forced into prostitution, and their passports and other documents are often taken.[2][3][5][6] They suffer from physical and psychological abuse and trauma and are typically guarded and or locked up in poor conditions.[1][2][6]

Male and female traffickers come from all social and economic classes of Taiwan. Traffickers are often members of or facilitated by crime syndicates and gangs.[2] The extent of sex trafficking in Taiwan is difficult to know because of the lack of data, secretive nature of sex trafficking crimes, and other factors.

Non-governmental organizations

The Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation rescues victims of sex trafficking in Taiwan.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Taiwanese alleged POGO trafficking victim says she was told there is a 'protector' in gov't". GMA. February 12, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sex trafficking ring busted, Vietnamese women rescued". Focus Taiwan. November 18, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Taiwan News: 7 Human Trafficking Suspects Arrested in Missing Vietnamese Case". The News Lens. January 22, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Taiwan's human trafficking issue". Taipei Times. November 26, 2006.
  5. ^ a b "How migrant workers become human trafficking victims in Taiwan". AP Migration. August 3, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Taiwanese trafficking victim who escaped POGO sex den comes forward". philstar. February 12, 2020.