[PDF] Child trafficking in Europe: A broad vision to put children first

Author: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Published on: 1 March 2008

Child trafficking occurs in virtually all countries in Europe. There is no clear-cut distinction between countries of origin and destination in Europe; in more than half of the countries trafficking routes lead in both directions, into and out of the country. Thus countries have multiple responsibilities: to prevent trafficking, identify affected and at-risk children, and provide assistance and protection to victims...Trafficking in children has been perceived mainly in connection with sexual exploitation, but the reality is much more complex. Children in Europe are also trafficked for exploitation through labour, domestic servitude, begging, criminal activities and other exploitative purposes

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