Sunday, 11 January 2009

Quick hit: Vietnam to have state marriage brokering

Heard this on National Radio RNZ National on Friday, and it sounded quite intriguing. Here's more from the BBC:
The authorities say they want to regulate the sector, which they say is currently run by illegal groups...

Correspondents say that overseas marriage is seen by some women in Vietnam as a route out of poverty and the practice is widespread in some rural areas.

But many women fall foul of unscrupulous brokers and are sold into prostitution, while others are forced into marriages they do not want...

The government says it hopes the plan will help prevent the abuse of Vietnamese women by criminal organisations, or by their new husbands.

A whole new level of Nanny state?

1 comment:

Mkura said...

"A whole new level of nanny state"

Maybe, but more likely the state bureaucracy gang wants to muscle in on the 'action', get a slice of the profit in trafficking women...