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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.


Trafficking in Women & Girls - Report of the UN SG 2020: Conclusions & Recommendations

V. Conclusions and Recommendations

A. Conclusions

46. Trafficking entails human rights violations, which disproportionately affect women and girls.

47. Women’s unequal economic and social status, lack of access to decent work and poverty, as a result of structural and systemic discrimination, increase their vulnerability to trafficking. At the same time, trafficking perpetuates and exacerbates women’s economic inequality and poverty.

48. The drivers of trafficking, in particular women’s unequal economic status, poverty and economic inequality, are expected to intensify and deepen as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, placing women and girls at increased risk. Research on survivors of trafficking shows that they are losing access to key services that are essential for well-being and recovery, and significant delays in judicial proceedings have had an impact on their access to justice and compensation, where they are available.

49. Trafficking is a highly profitable crime for its perpetrators, yet trafficking networks continue to operate with a high degree of impunity across the world, with very few convictions. Impunity serves as an incentive for traffickers to continue the exploitation of women and girls. In the context of the economic crisis resulting from COVID-19 and travel restrictions, traffickers may seek to maintain their revenue through new means of exploitation and violence against women and girls.


Interpol Report Highlights the Impact of COVID-19 on Child Sexual Abuse

INTERPOL is the International Criminal Police Organization and we are an inter-governmental organization. INTERPOL has 194 member countries, and helps police in all of them to work together to make the world a safer place. Today’s crimes are increasingly international. It is crucial that there is coordination among all the different players in maintaining a global security architecture.

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Behaviour of both offenders and victims affected by measures to contain the pandemic.


Interlinkages Between Trafficking in Persons & Marriage

UNODC – UN Office of Drugs & Crime

Interlinkages between trafficking in Persons & Marriage

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