As a part of its interviews with North Korean defectors, PSCORE has gathered many information about the condition of North Korean Women’s rights in China. A large number of human rights violations faced by women are linked to human trafficking and several actors are involved. The trafficking of North Korean escapees is very common, since they are vulnerable due to their status as illegal migrants in China. Trafficking can start from the DPRK, where people are deceived or abducted in order to make them cross the Chinese border. Then, they are sold in China, mostly for sexual or labor exploitation, or as wives, primarily for Chinese farmers. It happens mostly in Chinese provinces bordering the Korean-Chinese frontier, namely Jilin, Liaoning, and Heilongjiang.
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