Review of Research on Trafficking in Women and Children in Europe

January 1, 2001

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The aims of this review are not merely to summarise what we know today about the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation, but also to organise the material into key themes; critically assess the knowledge base and identify gaps and future challenges. Focusing on trafficking from, into and through the European sex industries, its preparation involved detailed literature searches. The resulting material is organised into twelve sections as follows:

  • the challenges of research on trafficking;
  • definitions and language use;
  • current baseline data;
  • the causes of trafficking;
  • flows, routes and recruitment;
  • the realities and consequences of sexual exploitation;
  • traffickers and exploiters;
  • prevention and awareness raising;
  • assessment of national and international trafficking strategies;
  • gaps in available knowledge and a conclusion.

See Research Report: Journeys of Jeopardy: A review of Research on Trafficking in Women and Children in Europe

Sponsor: The International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

 

  • Project Team:
    Liz Kelly