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Cambodia Tries To Curb Foreign Men Seeking Wives

There is a new marriage law in Cambodia to help curb trafficking, but there is debate whether it would be helpful, or if it disempowers women. Listen to the debate on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

“…the recent surge in international marriages hit a speed bump with the new regulations, which the government says are aimed at preventing human trafficking. Now, the rules say, foreign men who want to marry Cambodian women must be under 50 years old and make more than $2,550 a month.  Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry, which issued the rules, explained it as an attempt to prevent sex trafficking and pedophilia, both of which are serious problems in Cambodia and are exacerbated by widespread, grinding poverty…”

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