November 4, 2017 - The Economist, Demand for wives in China endangers women who live on its borders

The Economist featured Pacific Links Foundation and our trafficking survivors in their article on the Vietnamese bride trafficking trade into China. The article is written from both the Vietnam and China sides of the border, and gives a different perspective of this destructive yet lucrative trade. Read article.


September 27, 2017 - Reuters, Charity seeks footballers to tackle Vietnamese slave trade 

"In Vietnam, they're obsessed with the Premier League," she [Mimi Vu] said. "The idea of the campaign is to say, "Who's your home team? It's your family, so stay with your family'." Read article.


September 10, 2017 - The Guardian, Inside Vietnam City, the French holding camp for vulnerable UK-bound migrants

Hidden in woodland, camp houses up to 100 Vietnamese people allegedly on their way to work illegally in Britain. Read article.


September 2017 - Vietcetera, Pacific Links Foundation: The Battle Against Human Trafficking

Our conversation led us down the dark paths of human trafficking, an international wholesale of individual lives. But through a recounting of past events, we uncover a new and deeper understanding of family and self-sacrifice in Vietnamese culture. Read article.


August 26, 2017 - The Guardian, 'I hope you're ready to get married': in search of Vietnam's kidnapped brides

The Guardian wonderfully captured the complexities of human trafficking of Vietnamese women and girls to China, and why Pacific Links Foundation's work is so important in preventing it and supporting survivors after they've returned. Read article.


July 31, 2017 - CGTN America, Mimi Vu on the fight against human trafficking

CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Mimi Vu, director of advocacy and strategic partnerships at Pacific Links Foundation, about different countries' effort to eradicate human trafficking.



November 2, 2016 - The Real, Mama Mai Takes The Real Claw!

We are humbled by the love that Mama Mai and Jeannie Mai have for us and their commitment to fight human trafficking. Watch Mama Mai take on The Real claw to raise funds for Pacific Links Foundation and spread awareness about human trafficking.



October 25, 2016 - The Guardian, My family fled Vietnam for America. It took 17 years for us to be reunited

From a youth who was stateless, I am now able to assist those who get stranded crossing borders. Read article. 


August 17, 2016 - Jeannie Mai, How Trafficking Survivor's Mom Helps Bring Ngu Home

Last year, our Ambassor Jeannie Mai & The Mama Mai went on a missiong trip with us to spread human trafficking awareness. Read article. 


May 25, 2016 - Pacific Links Foundation Asks President Obama at YSEALI Town Hall 

A Pacific Links staff member asks President Obama a question regarding the U.S. government's efforts to prevent human trafficking in the global supply chain at the YSEALI Town Hall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 25, 2016.



May 18, 2016 - Reuters, Trafficking of Vietnamese women for sex and marriage expands across region

"The trafficking of women to China for sex work or forced marriage is expanding across Vietnam, an expert said, predicting that more Vietnamese women will be trafficked across Southeast Asia as the region moves toward freer trade." Read article.


April 19, 2016 - CNN, Vietnamese girls smuggled into China and sold as child brides

While preparing for university along the border in northern Vietnam, a friend she met online asked her to a group dinner. When she was tired and wanted to go home, the people asked her to stay and talk and have a drink. Next thing she knew, she had been smuggled across the border to China. Read article.


April 19, 2016 - CNN Coverage Part 2, Police save girls from trafficking in Vietnam

CNN joins Pacific Links Foundation in Northern Vietnam to share the stories of trafficking survivors and spotlight our work to prevent trafficking.  



April 18, 2016 - CNN Coverage Part 1, Vietnamese child bride: I was tricked into being sold 

CNN joins Pacific Links Foundation in Northern Vietnam to share the stories of trafficking survivors and spotlight our work to prevent trafficking.  



February 1, 2016 - NBC News, Jeannie Mai: Embracing My Vietnamese-American Heritage Has 'Made Me Who I Am'

I’m committed to doing everything I can to put and end to it ,” Mai said. Read article.


March 6, 2015 - Wendy's Lookbook Coverage, Vietnam - A Travel Diary

Wendy highlights her meals and conversation with extroadinary people in Vietnam including a discussion about the issue of trafficking and our work to prevent trafficking. 



June 20, 2014 - PBS Coverage, Vietnam Trafficking

PBS spotlight the issue of trafficking in Vietnam, stories of trafficking survivors and our work with trafficking survivors. 



September 27, 2013 - Talisman Vietnam helps fight against human trafficking through supporting education for at-risk girls in the Mekong Delta

Today marked the MOU signing ceremony with Talisman Vietnam to support 125 school scholarships in Tien Giang and An Giang provinces. The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Wayne Robsen, Canada's new Consul General in HCMC. This marks Talisman's second year of supporting Pacific Links Foundation, and we couldn't be prouder to have them as a partner. 

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April 28, 2013 - Huffington Post, Our Vietnamese Hearts: The Diaspora 38 Years Later 

"Increasingly, Vietnamese Americans are playing central roles in the philantropy sector," she [Diep Vuong] said. "As for me, I can't just sit and do nothing. Any of those girls being sold to Cambodia or China could be a cousin or a child of an old friend." Read article.


August 3, 2012 - Huffington Post, How I Escaped the Brothel in Cambodia: One Young Vietnamese Woman's Story

We went by motorcycle taxi, and we went to this man's house and two men and a woman showed up and they ended up taking us via country roads through rice fields [to avoid the police] and soon we were in Cambodia - without papers. Read article.