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March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The trafficking of children for sexual purposes was a problem, and child prostitution for survival at the behest of parents or without third-party involvement occurred" (para 102).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Kidnapping, buying, and selling children for adoption reportedly increased, particularly in poor rural areas, but there were no reliable estimates of the number of children kidnapped. Government authorities regularly estimated that fewer than 10,000 children were abducted per year. Media reports and experts sources noted, however, that as many as 70,000 may be kidnapped every year" (page 59).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The empowerment of the POCTHB is aimed at providing qualitative, proper and in-depth investigation of trafficking cases by the police, as well as improving the operational abilities of the police. Since its expansion, the number of convictions has increased. In 2014, 14 persons were convicted under the provisions of the Anti-Trafficking Law, while in 2015 the number of convicted persons rose to 21" (19). "All victims of human trafficking, including male victims and victims of labour trafficking, have access to all the services provided to victims of trafficking. On the island, there is one state shelter for victims of trafficking. However, there is a provision in the SAPGE (2014-2017) for...more
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In August 2014 Da’esh reportedly abducted thousands of Yezidi women from Iraq and brought them to Syria for sale in markets or as rewards for Da’esh fighters" (para 93).
March 15, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"According to the Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report, Latvian men and women were subjected to forced labor, particularly in other parts of Europe. In 2015, the most recent year for which official statistics were available, authorities certified for government assistance seven returned victims of forced labor, all of whom had been subjected to labor exploitation in other European countries. In most of these cases, women were lured outside the country with fake job or marriage offers that resulted in trafficking for forced domestic servitude" (20).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Local NGOs reported that an undetermined number of Filipina and Indonesian domestic workers filed suits against their former employers" (page 34).
March 11, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands

"In Holland, where rates of gonorrhoea have risen, the true scale of trafficking of women and girls has been exposed for the first time, countering claims that legalisation would be effective in countering exploitation and violence against women by bringing the trade into the open. More than 6,000 people in Holland are the victims of human trafficking every year, two-thirds of whom are coerced into the sex trade, according to first joint UN-Dutch report. At least 1,320 of them were Dutch girls aged 12 to 17" (para 29-30).
March 11, 2019, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"'These [pro-prostitution] organisations close their eyes to the fact that around 70 per cent of the prostitutes are victims of sex trafficking'" (para 36).
March 8, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"According to a 2014 report from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, between 3,000 and 5,000 women and children are trafficked each year from rural communities into cities and beyond the nation’s borders" (para. 7).
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Data on the number of victims removed from forced labor was not available" (page 26).
March 6, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Abuse of children occurred… 78 cases were considered either trafficking or cases of unaccompanied minors" (13).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In October 2014 authorities closed more than 100 brothels that conducted illegal practices such as holding underage girls" (page 24).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"CODEHUPY and other NGOs documented widespread trafficking in persons, rape, sexual harassment, and physical abuse among women in indigenous communities. Perpetrators were often neighboring workers and employers from ranches and farms" (page 27).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In the past, the law enforcement agencies have actively taken part to prosecute trafficking offenders and assisted a large number of victims of human trafficking as demonstrated from 2008 to 2012. 177 human trafficking cases were brought to trial with 231 offenders, of whom 145 female; number of victims were 422, of whom 161 female; 271 victims were under the age of 18 including 161 girls. In 2011-2012, the courts heard 66 cases6 of human trafficking. Since 2008 to March 2013 the relevant actors had provided assistance to victims of human trafficking, such as Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare had received victims who had been officially repatriated in the...more
Jan. 3, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Since Mi's disappearance, three other girls from the remote mountain village have been kidnapped, despite there being only about 50 inhabitants" (para 10). "Government figures state that there were 300 trafficking cases between January and March 2017, while Child Helpline has received nearly 8,000 trafficking-related calls in the past three years alone" (para 20).
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Since the publication of Law N. 20,507, that typifies illicit migrant traffic and human trafficking and establishes rules for its prevention and more effective criminal prosecution, from April 8th of 2011 to August 31st of 2015, there were formalized 20 causes for the contemplated crime in the article 411 of the Penal Code” (40). The graph also shows the numbers of victims affected in each case, in total there 187 victims: 92 in 2011 for 10 cases, 7 in 2012 for 1 case, 80 in 2013 for 4 cases, 7 in 2014 for 4 cases and 1 in 2015 for 1 case (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "From the total of causes formalized...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Trafficking in Persons Act (2011) and the establishment of a counter-trafficking unit, but is concerned that the State party remains a source, transit and destination country for trafficking. The Committee is particularly concerned at: (a) The prevalence of trafficking in women and girls for purposes of labour and sexual exploitation" (page 7).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Forced labor generally did not occur, although some families sent their children to work on the streets selling items and begging (see section 7.c.). Women and refugees were vulnerable to trafficking. The government and NGOs reported traffickers increasingly used psychological coercion, threats, and debt bondage to compel victims into sex trafficking. . . . The Labor Ministry asserted it had no evidence of forced labor in the country" (page 70).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Trafficking remains prevalent in Burma . . . After being placed in Tier 3 (the worst) by the U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report from 2008-2011, Burma moved up to Tier 2 Watch List in 2012 and has remained in this category for the last two years. . . . This year the Government must be either upgraded to Tier 2 or downgraded to Tier 3, and local trafficking organizations have recommended Tier 3 status for Burma’s continuing violations and failure to address the problem" (page 7).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium

"Belgian girls and foreign children were subjected to sex trafficking within the country" (10).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"While the law prohibits discrimination based on race, gender, disability, language, or social status, the government did not effectively enforce the law. There were reports of . . . trafficking in persons" (page 27). "In 2014 police identified 74 victims of trafficking, including 16 victims of labor exploitation. Three individuals were from Kyrgyzstan, two from Uzbekistan, and one from Tajikistan . . . Forced labor occurred. Migrant workers were considered most at risk for forced or compulsory labor. Reports varied on the number of labor migrants in the country. Estimates ranged from 300,000 to 750,000, with the majority of migrant workers coming from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan" (page 37-38). "In...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Among areas where it occurred, including in the southeast gold mining region of Kedougou, exploitation of women and girls in prostitution was a problem. . . . There were no reports of child sex tourism" (page 18).
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-1

"UNICEF estimated that nationwide 40,000 to 70,000 children were victims of sexual exploitation and that 30 percent of all female commercial sex workers were underage" (para 167)
Oct. 12, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"For the past three years, the majority of people arriving in Italy by sea were Nigerian. Fifty nine per cent of all victims of trafficking (VoT) assisted by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in 2016 were Nigerians; the Organization estimates that a staggering 80 per cent of Nigerian women and girls arriving by sea that year were trafficked for sexual exploitation" (para 3). "Most of the female victims of trafficking (94 per cent) are from Edo State in southern Nigeria... Edo state had the largest share of the victims of trafficking in 2017 with 19.6 percent out of the total number of victims. Out of 353 victims, 295 were women"...more
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"UNAMI reported that by year’s end Da’esh held approximately 3,500 persons in slavery, predominantly women and children from the Yezidi community, as well as other ethnic and religious minorities from the Sinjar District of Ninewa Governorate. On June 25, according to UNAMI, Da’esh moved 42 Yezidi women to Mayadeen, Deir ez Zor Governorate in eastern Syria, and sold them to Da’esh fighters for amounts ranging from 553,180 dinars to 2.2 million dinars ($500 to $2,000) each" (para 110). "During the year Da’esh continued to kidnap women and girls, sell, rent, or gift them as forced 'brides' (a euphemism for forced marriage or sexual slavery) to Da’esh fighters and commanders, and...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Intake was conducted in 18 cases of trafficking and exploitation of women of various nationalities in the Sultanate between 2013 and November 2014. All cases were referred to the judiciary, and measures were taken according to the law" (Pg 16).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives

"There were several reports of child exploitation and trafficking during the year. In July, two underaged female victims of a child prostitution ring were rescued by police after a group of men reportedly tricked the girls into using drugs and taking pornographic pictures...The MPS reported it received two cases of child prostitution between January and September" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"Further, the Committee is concerned about the insufficient information about the extent of trafficking in women and girls, in particular internal trafficking from rural to urban areas, and about the lack of information on the phenomenon of exploitation of prostitution in the State party" (5).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Reports of human trafficking in India increased by 25 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, with more than 40 percent of cases involving children being bought, sold and exploited as modern day slaves, government crime data shows. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said there were 6,877 cases related to human trafficking last year against 5,466 in 2014, with the highest number of cases reported in the northeast state of Assam, followed by West Bengal state. South Asia, with India at its centre, is one of the fastest-growing regions for human trafficking in the world" (para 13-15). Majority of trafficking victims are women, usually involved in force marriage...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children remained a concern. No recent data was available on its prevalence, however" (10).