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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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:03 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Of the 2,726 victims of child abuse to whom DSWD offices provided services as of September, the DSWD identified 74 as victims of sexual exploitation, including victims of cyber pornography" (29).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, it remains deeply concerned that the State party remains a source, destination and transit country for trafficking in persons, in particular women and girls, for purposes of sexual exploitation and labour exploitation" (7).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Law enforcement bodies in the Luhansk Oblast detected one case of child sexual exploitation, which was under investigation. According to the Ministry of Social Policy, during a three-year period from January 2012 to the end of the year, there were 17 cases of child trafficking, of which eight involved sexual exploitation, five involved labor exploitation, two involved children being sold, one involved both sexual and labor exploitation, and one case involved forced begging" (53).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Authorities identified 2,340 potential trafficking victims from 96 countries in 2014 compared with 1,746 potential victims in 2013. Of these, 29 percent were children" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2013 the NGO Ending Child Prostitution and Trafficking in Madagascar documented 1,132 children in prostitution in Antananarivo; more than one third claimed to have been initiated into prostitution during the previous year" (21).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Human rights problems reported during the year included cases of domestic violence, primarily against women, and trafficking of women, men, and children for sexual and labor exploitation" (1).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2013 more than 90 percent of human trafficking victims were female and more than 60 percent were younger than 18 years" (19). "...during the year an international NGO working in Vientiane assisted 1,961 children and youth, many of them victims of domestic violence, sex tourism, and trafficking" (21).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"The Ministry of Social Solidarity estimated the number of street children to be 20,000, while civil society organizations estimated the number to be in the millions. Many were victims of violence and sexual abuse, including forced prostitution" (43).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“Although little data exist to document the scope of human trafficking in the United States, one study that draws on qualitative and quantitative data to examine the size and structure of the underground commercial sex economy in eight cities—Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, and Washington, DC—estimates that the monetary size of this economy was between $39.9 and $290 in 2007 and had decreased in all but two cities since 2003” (251)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“In 2014, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline received reports of 3,598 trafficking cases within the United States, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimated that one in six endangered runaways reported to them were likely trafficking victims” (251)
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"It is concerned that hereditary slavery has been on the rise since the conflict began in 2012" (page 8). "The Committee reiterates its concern (see CEDAW/C/MLI/CO/5, para. 21) about the absence of disaggregated data on both trafficking in women and girls and exploitation of prostitution, including on the number of victims, investigations, prosecutions, convictions and punishments" (page 8).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Statistical data on trafficking in human beings is provided in the Annex 2" (page 21).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania

"[The Committee] is, however, concerned at: (a) The persistence of trafficking in and sexual exploitation of women and girls in the country, and reports of trafficking in girls for domestic work and sexual exploitation" (page 8).
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"According to the Information Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, only two people in the territory of Turkmenistan filed claims that they had been victims of human trafficking during the first half of 2016" (21)." According to the statistics for 2015, four criminal cases against five persons were brought in Turkmenistan on charges of human trafficking. For the seven months of 2016 — two criminal cases against two persons were brought. In three criminal cases involving three persons (for the seven months of 2016 — one person), the preliminary investigations were completed, and the cases were sent to the court for its consideration" (21).