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April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Statistics for 2011 show 12 women victims of trafficking; and, for the period 2000-2011, 3,536 girls and 3,246 boys victims of trafficking (MASSN, 2011)" (19).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"That there were no convictions in the State party for the crime of trafficking in 2013-2014 and only one conviction to date in 2015" (7).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee . . . reiterates its concern at the prevalence of sex tourism in the State party and the lack of information on efforts to prevent the exploitation of prostitution and to address its root causes as well as the lack of disaggregated statistical data on trafficking and exploitation of prostitution" (page 7).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern: (a) The high and growing number of cases of human trafficking in human beings, in particular women and children in border areas. (b) Cases of internal trafficking of indigenous women for purposes of forced prostitution, in particular in areas in which major development projects are being implemented" (7).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"When the country was at war, there was trafficking of young girls taken to Lebanon. According to the judicial inquiries under way, there are thought to have been 300 victims of that trafficking. Judicial proceedings have begun but are being obstructed by insufficient cooperation from the country hosting the victims. Since 2010, according to police sources, young girls have been victims of trafficking in the sub-region. By the end of the first half of 2012, 24 case files had been passed to the police" (15).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-3, TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-DATA-2

"The Committee notes with concern that there have been no prosecutions under the Trafficking in Persons Act (2007) and that only one investigation is currently under way. It is also concerned about the lack of information on the number of victims of trafficking and on the measures taken to address exploitation of prostitution of women and girls and child sex tourism, as well as about the lack of programmes to support women wishing to leave prostitution. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Conduct a study to investigate the extent and root causes of trafficking in women and girls and exploitation of prostitution; (b) Implement the Trafficking in Persons ...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Despite efforts by the State to address the problem, the inadequate investigation of cases of trafficking in women and girls, and the prosecution and punishment of perpetrators, remains a weakness. According to information from the National Council against Trafficking, as of December 2012 there had been 43 convictions for this crime" (22).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee is also concerned that, according to the National Surveillance System on Violence, Abuse and Exploitation, the prevalence of violence against women and girls is high, as is the rate of abduction of young girls, often perpetrated by persons known to the victims" (page 5).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

The table on page 13 shows that the number of human trafficking victims is on the rise, and in 2014 there were 157 victims (13). "In 2014, a total of 324 persons (252 women, 15 of whom were under the age of 18, and 72 men) were being followed up as victims of human trafficking, i.e. most of them had been identified before 2014. Of the women, 212 were exploited for prostitution, while 14 were exploited within the au pair system" (13).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"From 2013 to 2015 were noted 601 trafficking crimes, of which 414 received convictions; in 2015, 429 preliminary investigations were begun for the crime, of which 114 federal and 315 state, 124 convictions were given, there were 248 people sentenced, and justice received by 439 victims . . . At the local level, 2013-2016, the judicial branch of the CDMX integrated 186 case files for trafficking and prostitution; 1019 presumed female victims and 110 presumed male victims were registered, with 605 accused, 502 were tried (29.3% women), 309 convicted and 78 absolved" (page 19).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

Table 2 shows that in 2012, there were 13 reported cases of trafficking and in 2013 there were 7 reported cases (12). "Since 2009, 12 indictments have been served in respect of the offence of trafficking and 03 convictions have been secured. There were no acquittals during this period" (13). Table 3 shows that in 2011, there were 20 reported cases and 9 prosecutions with 11 investigations pending of trafficking offenses. In 2012, there were 28 reported cases, 15 prosecutions, and 13 investigations pending. In 2013, there were 6 reported cases, 2 prosecutions, and 4 investigations pending. In 2014, there were 6 reported cases, 4 prosecutions, and 2 investigations pending ...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"We find that the crime indicators are decreasing (see CCD, p. 144). Concerning the actual state of convictions for human trafficking, it is noted that currently in Moldova 133 convicts serve a prison sentence for crimes under Article 165 (trafficking) and 206 (child trafficking) of the Criminal Code. Of the total number of such convicts, 117 persons were convicted under Article 165 (48 men and 69 women) and 16 persons under Article 206 (10 men and 6 women)" (Pg 17). "Since its launch in 2006 until 2010, 1,333 beneficiaries received assistance within the NRS, of which 243 were victims of human trafficking and 910 potential victims. In 2010 via the ...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Detailed studies or statistics on trafficking in women in Palestine are lacking. The topic is a sensitive one in the Palestinian social context. However, research suggests that human trafficking is rare and not organized" (24).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
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).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"There has been an increase in the number of reports to the police concerning, preliminary investigations started on and prosecutions for human trafficking and crimes similar to human trafficking" (page 25). "Sweden’s national rapporteur in matters concerning human trafficking at the National Police Board considers that it is difficult to estimate the number of victims of human trafficking in Sweden. In 2012 the police drew up 21 reports on human trafficking for sexual purposes and 48 reports on human trafficking for non-sexual purposes. In all the reports on human trafficking for sexual purposes the victims were women. The official crime statistics do not report sex-disaggregated statistics concerning purchases of sexual ...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 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).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reported investigating 280 trafficking cases, prosecuting 155 traffickers, and obtaining convictions against 151 traffickers during 2014. Of the 280 trafficking cases, 58 investigations (20 percent) involved suspected cases of forced labor" (49).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

"the Committee notes with concern: (a) That the State party is used as a country of origin, transit country and country of destination for trafficking in women, mainly women from Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay and Peru" (8).
Jan. 22, 2018, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings concluded in several of her annual reports that the legislation that prohibits the purchase of sexual services functions as an 'effective barrier to the establishment of traffickers in Sweden'. The National Rapporteur estimates that between 400 and 600 women are trafficked into Sweden every year, mainly from Bulgaria and Romania, the Eastern European countries such as Estonia and Lithuania, and from Russia. This number has remained fairly constant during the past several years" (page 8).
Jan. 20, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The men who enter debt bondage come from all over Africa, but the overwhelming majority of females fit a strikingly narrow profile: they are teen-age girls from around Benin City, the capital of Edo State, in southern Nigeria—girls like Blessing" (para 8). "More than eleven thousand Nigerian women were rescued in the Mediterranean last year, according to the International Organization for Migration, eighty per cent of whom had been trafficked for sexual exploitation" (para 84).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings concluded in several of her annual reports that the legislation that prohibits the purchase of sexual services functions as an 'effective barrier to the establishment of traffickers in Sweden'. The National Rapporteur estimates that between 400 and 600 women are trafficked into Sweden every year, mainly from Bulgaria and Romania, the Eastern European countries such as Estonia and Lithuania, and from Russia. This number has remained fairly constant during the past several years" (page 8). "Academic research from 2008 shows that the percentage of Swedish men who have bought one or more individuals for the purpose of prostitution has decreased from 13.6% ...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-2, IRP-DATA-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There were anecdotal reports that [in Panama] Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports that Nicaraguan and Colombian women were subjected to domestic servitude. According to leaders of the Central General Autonomy for Workers, forced labor continued to be a growing problem, particularly in the commercial sex industry"(29-30)
Dec. 26, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-2, IRP-DATA-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There were anecdotal reports that [in Panama] Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports that Nicaraguan and Colombian women were subjected to domestic servitude. According to leaders of the Central General Autonomy for Workers, forced labor continued to be a growing problem, particularly in the commercial sex industry"(29-30)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Other human rights abuses reported included prolonged pretrial detention, violence against women and children, trafficking in persons"(1)."Other human rights abuses reported included prolonged pretrial detention, violence against women and children, trafficking in persons...and child labor"(1)."The penal code also punishes individuals for selling or negotiating the purchase of sexual favors from persons in prostitution with penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment when the victim is younger than 18. Sex tourism involving children is also punishable. The government did not collect statistics on sex tourism involving children"(18)."There were anecdotal reports that Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"According to police estimates, between 1,000 and 3,000 foreign women had been trafficked into Israel for purposes of prostitution and worked in 300-400 “brothels” in 2002 (Rabinovitz, 2013A). Beginning from 2007, trafficking in women dropped sharply in light of the struggle led during 2001- 2006 by women’s and human rights organizations, in cooperation with MK Zehava Gal-On, which ultimately led to cooperation with the police, the state attorney’s office, Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services (Safran and Chaikin, 2013)" (para 6).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Almost 20,000 women and children were victims of human trafficking in India in 2016, a rise of nearly 25 percent from the previous year, according to government data. Thousands of people – largely poor and rural – are lured to India's towns and cities each year by traffickers who promise good jobs, but sell them into modern day slavery" (para 7-8).
Dec. 17, 2017, 8:05 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
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Between 2011 and 2014, the number of human trafficking cases rose by at least 11.6 percent over the previous four-year period, according to data released by the Ministry of Public Security at an anti-human trafficking conference in Hanoi on 14 July" (para 2). "The government in 2014 launched a database of trafficking cases, which the US State Department acknowledged in its 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report as a sign of “modest progress”. The IOM’s Priest urged the government to do more to track the problem. “A crucial need exists to increase availability of statistics on this illegal phenomenon,” he told reporters on 14 July. “However, existing data highlights that the ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Between 2006 and 2016, IOM identified 213 victims of trafficking in Slovakia and helped 123 of them to voluntarily return home" (para 9). Because such a large percentage of trafficking victims are women, this information is relevant to the WomanStats database depsite not referencing women directly (AA-CODER COMMENT).