The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for TRAFF-DATA-1

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).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 631 victims in 2018 (455 in 2017), 401 of whom the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) reported assisting in government shelters (360 in 2017). Those identified and assisted by MSDHS included 152 Thai and 249 foreign victims, 186 victims of sex trafficking and 66 of labor trafficking; it was unclear what form of exploitation the remaining 149 victims faced. Authorities assisted in repatriating 201 foreign victims exploited in Thailand (111 in 2017) and facilitated the return of 103 Thais exploited abroad (45 in 2017) by providing funding for travel expenses, legal assistance, job placement, and other reintegration services" (462).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Authorities did not systematically track the total number of victims identified, but NPWC reported identifying 546 victims connected to the 313 trafficking investigations, an increase from 368 victims identified the previous fiscal year. Of NPWC’s 546 identified victims, suspected traffickers subjected 106 victims to sex trafficking and 209 to labor trafficking; reports did not specify the type of trafficking for the other 231 victims. The 546 victims included 180 victims younger than age 18 and 119 males identified in three cases—a significant increase from the past year, when officials identified only four male victims. NPWC did not disaggregate domestic versus transnational trafficking. From April to December 2018, CIB identified an...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In conjunction with NGOs, authorities reported identifying and referring to care at least 400 trafficking victims (adults and children) during the reporting period, of which the majority were subjected to forced labor" (280)
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2018, the government identified 11 trafficking victims, including nine adult labor trafficking victims and two sex trafficking victims; this compared to five victims identified in 2017" (330).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reportedly identified 85 victims and 64 potential victims who officials identified prior to their departure to Kuwait, China, and Saudi Arabia where officials determined they would be vulnerable to trafficking; this compared to 86 identified in the previous reporting period. In addition, the government facilitated the repatriations of 177 trafficking victims back to Madagascar, including funding the repatriations of 46 adult women from Kuwait—an increase compared to 12 repatriated victims in the previous year. The government reportedly provided various forms of assistance to at least 221 trafficking victims, an increase compared to 57 assisted last reporting period" (311).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reported identifying 348 potential victims of trafficking (252 children) compared to 579 potential victims identified during the previous year. Of the 348, the GPS identified 285 potential victims compared to 339 potential victims in 2017; 242 were potential victims of labor trafficking, all of whom were Ghanaian and nearly all of whom (231) were children, mostly (190) boys. The GIS identified 55 potential trafficking victims compared with 215 in 2017; 39 were potential victims of labor trafficking; almost half were adult Ghanaian women; 14 were males, and 14 were from Niger and Benin. In their sex trafficking cases, GPS and GIS identified 49 female potential victims, 22 of...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Public officials and NGOs identified 497 victims in 2018, the lowest number of identified victims in more than a decade and a decline from 662 in 2017 and 757 in 2016; these statistics included victims from ongoing investigations and prosecutions initiated in previous years. Of these victims, 73 percent were female and 67 percent were victims of sex trafficking. As in past years, fewer than half of identified victims received assistance. In 2018, 48 percent (236) of identified victims received assistance provided by public institutions, public-private partnerships, and NGOs (46 percent in 2017, 41 percent in 2016)" (400).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"From July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, DOJ grantees providing victim services reported 8,913 open trafficking client cases, including 4,739 new clients, an increase from 8,003 open client cases and 4,349 new clients reported the previous year and a respective 5,655 and 3,195 the year before that. DOJ’s grantees reported that 72 percent of clients served during the reporting period were U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents and 28 percent were foreign nationals. Grantees reported that 66 percent of clients served were victims of sex trafficking, 20 percent were victims of labor trafficking, five percent were identified as victims of both sex and labor trafficking, and the form of...more