Countries for Trafficking
The following reports provide information about trafficking in
women from the perspective of the source country, or the country
of origin of the trafficking victim. These reports focus on source
countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and in the Commonwealth
of Independent States (CIS). In some cases, the countries in this
region are source and destination countries or transit points for
trafficked women, and so it is also useful to review research into
the response of destination countries.
Research and reports on the problem of trafficking in women in specific
countries of the CEE and CIS region can be accessed on the country
pages of this site.
in Human Beings in Southeastern
Europe: Current situation and responses to trafficking
in human beings in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia,
the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the Former Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia, Moldova and Romania, UNICEF, ODIHR and UNHCHR,
June 2002. [PDF, 270 pages].
This is a comprehensive report, which includes
an overview of regional initiatives as well as the responses of
individual governments to the problem of trafficking. The report
includes details about inadequacies in victim services as well as
recommendations for intergovernmental organizations, national governments,
NGOs and donors on prevention victim assistance, legal reform and
of Trafficking in the Balkans: a study of trafficking in women
and children for sexual exploitation to, through and from the Balkan
Region, International Organization for Migration (IOM), January
2001. [PDF, 51 pages].
Form of Slavery: Trafficking in Women in OSCE Member States,
The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF), prepared
for the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Trafficking
in Human Beings, Vienna, 19 June 2000. [PDF, 86 pages].
This report is based on information gathered in
the region through questionnaires and contains data on such issues
as existing legislation, government policies and NGO initiatives,
existing victim support services and research for 29 countries in
the CEE and CIS.
2000: An Investigation into the Status of Women’s Rights in the
Union and Central and South-Eastern Europe,
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, 9 November,
2000. [PDF, 546 pages].
This report contains information about a variety
of women’s rights issues, including trafficking, for 30 countries
in the CEE and CIS region.
rights abuses of women trafficked from countries of the former Soviet
Union into Israel’s
sex industry, Amnesty International, 18 May 2000,
AI Index: MDE 15/17/00. [PDF, 18 pages].
Survey Report on Sexual Trafficking in the CIS, MiraMed
Institute, June 1999. [PDF, 18 pages].
in Women for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation: Mapping the
Situation and Existing Organizations Working in Belarus,
the Baltic and Nordic States,
Foundation of Women's Forum/Stiftelsen Kvinnoforum, Stockholm,
This report documents the problem of trafficking
in women but also includes a survey of NGO activities on this issue
as well as strategies for future actions.
& Servitude: An Exposé of the Traffic in Women for Prostitution
from the Newly Independent States, Gillian Caldwell, Steven
Galster and Nadia Steinzor, Global Survival Network, 1997.