Cambodian Women Banned from Marrying South Korean Men

In 2010, Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry banned marriages between Cambodia women and South Korean men over concerns of human trafficking.

In 2008, 551 Cambodian women married men from South Korea. In 2009, the number increased to 1,372. Nearly 60 percent of marriages between foreigners and Cambodian women involve South Korean men, with a majority of marriages arraigned through brokers.

Source:  Associated Press, “Cambodian Bans Women From Marrying South Koreans,” New York Times, March 19, 2010.