Fertile Fields: Trafficking in Persons in Central Asia

June 23, 2005


This report is the result of a survey conducted for the International Organistion on Migration (IOM). The survey collected data on trafficking to and from the five Central Asian Republics: Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The report explores;

  • Definitions of trafficking, in particular UN definitions;
  • The extent and organisation of trafficking in Central Asia
  • Estimating the scale of trafficking in the region;
  • The links between labour migration and trafficking in persons;
  • Responses to trafficking;
  • Social, economic and political contexts in which trafficking occurs;
  • Recommendations on counter-trafficking activities.

See Project: Survey of Trafficking in Persons in Central Asia


  • Authors:
    Liz Kelly