Armed Conflict and Trafficking in Women: Desk Study


Wölte, Sonja. 2004. Armed Conflict and Trafficking in Women: Desk Study. Eschborn, Germany: Sector Project against Trafficking in Women.

Author: Sonja Wolte


Trafficking in human beings is flourishing. The global business involving “human goods” has now reached dimensions comparable to those of the illicit trades in drugs and weapons. In terms of numbers, the major victims of human trafficking are women and children who are forced into exploitative labour or prostitution. There are two main reasons why this business is thriving: first, the harsh living conditions, mostly characterised by poverty, unemployment and a lack of perspectives, in the countries.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Trafficking, Human Trafficking

Year: 2004

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