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Latest items for TRAFF-DATA-1

Aug. 12, 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The Global Slavery Index, which measures forced labour and forced marriage, estimates that there are 90,000 living in 'modern slavery' in Mauritania, or 2.4 percent of the population" (para 20).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“Against this backdrop, it is no surprise that there is an increase in the trafficking of women. In 2011, 15,000 Indian women were bought and sold as brides in areas where foeticide has led to a lack of women. The killing of women obviously creates a glut in the sex ratio, which in turn leads to increased trafficking of women and girls” (para 5).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

“According to a 2018 report by the US State Department, human trafficking is a major problem in Africa's most populous country. Nigerian victims of human trafficking were found in about 40 different countries, the report stated, adding that ‘80 percent of all female Nigerian migrants in Italy are or will become sex trafficking victims’” (para 10-11).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency said it has found thousands of missing girls and women in southern Mali, many of whom were sold as sex slaves” (para 1). “According to the agency, NAPTIP, there are between 20,000 and 45,000 kidnapped Nigerian women in Mali it intends to return to Nigeria” (para 2). ‘There are over one million Nigerian residents in Mali, out of which about 20,000 are trapped into forced prostitution. The conditions are horrible. They are kept in the thick of the forest where they cannot escape and with the ‘madames’ watching over them’” (para 6).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“In 2014, armed group Boko Haram abducted more than 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. The kidnapping captured the world's attention, with celebrities and prominent personalities such as former US First Lady Michelle Obama joining a ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign to free them. Around 2,000 girls and boys have been abducted by Boko Haram since 2014, many used as sex slaves, fighters and even suicide bombers, according to Amnesty International” (para 7-9). “According to a 2018 report by the US State Department, human trafficking is a major problem in Africa's most populous country. Nigerian victims of human trafficking were found in about 40 different countries, the report...more
July 28, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"It has been recognised that women and children are more likely to be survivors of trafficking. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have referred 254 people to the Australian Government funded Support for Trafficked People Program (STPP) since 2009. Of the people referred, 224 were women, and 117 of these women were exploited in the Australian sex industry" (19).
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

" In 2013, the percentage of identified female victims was 62 per cent, in 2015 it was 80 per cent, while in 2016 it was 82 per cent of all identified victims" (26). The table in page 26 presents an overview of identified female victims of human trafficking, by age, between July 2013 and 31 March 2017. There were 79 victims of sexual exploitation, 28 underage and 51 of age. There were 16 victims of forced marriage, 12 underage and 4 of age. There were 3 victims of labor exploitation, all were underage. There were 13 victims of forced begging, 12 underage and 1 of age. There was one victim...more
April 28, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"n the first six months of the year, the IOM assisted 626 victims of trafficking in the country, of whom 244 were women and 382 men. It assisted 20 students upon completion of reintegration plan. Approximately 89 percent of the victims were subjected to labor exploitation, while 8 percent were sexually exploited, 2 percent forced to beg, and 1.4 percent subjected to other forms of exploitation." (47).
April 3, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

Table 3 shows the number of rulings on human trafficking case by investigating judges in 2016. It includes the number of victims of trafficking, although it does not specify for what type of trafficking. 97 victims were related to the 84 cases, 47 were adults (23 men and 24 women) and 50 were minors (10 boys and 40 girls) (2). Table 4 shows the number of court rulings on human trafficking case by trial judges in 2016. These had 150 victims, 73 adults (9 male victims and 64 females) and 77 minors (6 male victims and 72 females) (2).
March 28, 2020, 7:56 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Since then an estimated 30,000 Nigerian women have been trafficked from their home country into prostitution, finding themselves on street corners and brothels in Italy and other European states. More than 85% of these women have come from Nigeria’s Edo state in the south of the country" (para 5-6). "In 2014 about 1,500 Nigerian women arrived by sea in Italy. In 2015 this figure had shot up to 5,633. The UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) believes that 80% of these women are victims of trafficking" (para 22).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"As for data, while the percentage of Nigerians (women and young girls trafficked) remains stable (approx.40 per cent), decrease emerges for nationals from Eastern Europe (Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Albania) — though victims from Africa (Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia) are increasing (approx. 60 per cent). The other national groups are numerically quite limited. Sexual exploitation is still the most common purpose (about 70 per cent). However, persons trafficked for purposes other than that refer to various forms of exploitation, such as forced labour, begging, criminal activities. Over the past years, women have been mainly exploited in forced prostitution. However, an average of 20 per cent of women resulted to...more
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"As of August 31, the ISF investigated 15 cases of human trafficking involving 21 victims of sexual exploitation and referred them to the judiciary. The Ministry of Justice reported investigating 80 suspected traffickers, of whom the government charged and prosecuted 61 under the antitrafficking law" (30).
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"A total of 168 persons have been identified as victims of human trafficking, including 70 adults (36 men and 34 women or, respectively, 51.43 and 48.57 per cent of the adult victims), and 98 minors (38 boys and 60 girls or, respectively, 38.78 and 61.22 per cent of the identified victims). In other words, in this group of victims, women represent 56 per cent, compared with 44 per cent of men. Their number is smaller than that of men in the group of adults, unlike the proportions in the group of minors;" (13).
Jan. 29, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"As a result of these efforts, the number of victims of trafficking in persons has declined sharply from 117 in 2005 to 17 in 2009, and appropriate protection is now being extended to the victims." (54).
Jan. 2, 2020, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Boko Haram is also involved in the kidnapping, trafficking and enslavement of children and women. Hundreds of women and children have been abducted since the group’s insurgency started. But Boko Haram’s most well-known abduction occurred in April 2014, when 276 female students were taken away from their dormitory at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State" (para 7). "In March 2015, Boko Haram fighters abducted more than 300 children from Zanna Mobarti Primary School in Damasak; while 116 female students from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, in Dapchi, Yobe State, were abducted in February 2018 during an attack on the school" (para 10).
Dec. 14, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"She says she knows of several other women trapped in similar situations to her in the same village. 'The practice of polyandrous marriages with brides from other states is prevalent in the western part of Uttar Pradesh,' said Khalid Chaudhry, programme manager at ActionAid India" (para 21-22).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"The public security organs have resolutely combated crimes of violence against women. In 2013, they uncovered 25,852 rape cases and 4,537 cases of abducting and trafficking in women" (para. 42).
Nov. 27, 2019, noon
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified and referred to care 26 victims, including 21 forced labor victims and five sex trafficking victims, compared with 53 trafficking victims identified and referred during the previous reporting period. Of those victims identified, all five sex trafficking victims were Mozambican women while the labor trafficking victims included 20 Mozambican men and one Rwandan man." (346).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Recruitment of children for sexual exploitation and pornography is illegal, but the United Nations reported that criminal gangs recruited children as young as 10 years of age… IBESR reported that children in orphanages were frequently victims of sexual or physical abuse, were malnourished, did not receive an education, and were often trafficked to work as domestic labor, sex workers, or farm workers" (20).
Oct. 22, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In August, 66 Eritrean citizens were rescued from human smugglers by security forces in Gergef near the Eritrean border. The group included 37 women and girls and 29 men and boys, of whom 30 were unaccompanied and separated children." (pg 34).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Authorities identified 167 victims and assisted 152 (compared with 56 assisted in 2017 and 75 in 2016). NGOs identified and assisted an additional 89 potential child trafficking victims (compared to 70 in 2017). It was unclear how many government- and NGO identified cases involved trafficking as defined in international law given the overlapping trafficking-related criminal offenses" (187).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government’s interagency task force on trafficking (MITP) identified 41 trafficking victims (30 women and 11 men; 33 for labor trafficking and eight for sex trafficking), compared with 21 victims in 2017, 23 in 2016, and 65 in 2015" (147).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Police and other government institutions, in cooperation with NGOs, identified and assisted 339 foreign victims in 2018, compared to 327 victims in 2017" (86).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Police reported identifying or receiving foreign governments’ referrals for 312 trafficking victims in 2018, including 31 children (an increase from 289 in 2017); however, more than 150 of these cases involved forced marriage, and authorities did not report whether these included corollary forced labor or sex trafficking indicators. The exact number of domestic victims identified by Burmese authorities was unknown, but police reported assisting victims in 29 cases of trafficking within the country (44 cases in 2017). Authorities estimated internal trafficking constituted 18 percent of all cases identified during the year; civil society groups believed this figure to be much higher" (126). "One academic study found that 2,800 out of...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 46 potential trafficking victims—40 sex trafficking and six labor trafficking—compared to 59 trafficking victims (57 sex trafficking victims and two forced labor victims) in 2017 and 84 suspected adult sex trafficking victims in 2016" (379).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Several government agencies at various levels provided data on victim identification, totaling 98 victims in 2018, compared with 116 in 2017. In 2018, three of the 27 NETPs reported identifying 30 victims and assisting nine (22 of 'labor exploitation for prostitution,' three for 'sexual exploitation,' two for forced labor, one for 'criminal activity,' and two unspecified). Two other NETPs reported identifying four victims of sex trafficking and 64 victims of 'trabalho escravo', compared with 10 sex trafficking victims and 101 trabalho escravo victims identified and assisted across seven states during the first half of 2017" (116).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reported the identification of 19 trafficking victims in 2018. According to law enforcement statistics, of these 19 identified victims, 16 were Russian and three were from unspecified Central Asian countries; five were female sex trafficking victims, one female and three males were victims of forced labor, and 10 were children, although many of these were baby-selling cases. An NGO assisted approximately 193 victims in 2018, but it estimated the number of victims to number in the thousands" (402).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2017, the most recent year for which comprehensive statistics were available, state government authorities, who are responsible for protection efforts, identified 669 trafficking victims, an increase from 536 in 2016. Of these, 489 were victims of sex trafficking (488 in 2016) and 180 of labor trafficking (48 in 2016)" (215).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government did not identify any trafficking victims during the reporting period and has not identified a victim since 2013" (156).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 950 potential trafficking victims, compared with 894 in 2017 and 1,118 in 2016" (206).