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Armenia continued robust trafficking prevention efforts: 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

Only 31 countries, including Armenia, got Tier I status in the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report released  by Secretary of State John Kerry.

 

Armenia is a source and, to a lesser extent, destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex and labor trafficking, the report reads. The government continued robust trafficking prevention efforts.

 

“ The Government of Armenia fully complies with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. In 2014, Parliament approved a law establishing standard procedures for the identification, support, protection, and reintegration of suspected and identified trafficking victims across national and local government bodies, NGOs, international organizations, and civil society.

 

The government, however, continued to lack formal victim-witness protection, and fewer victims were identified. Police successfully identified foreign victims subjected to trafficking in

 

Armenia and referred them to care. The government maintained strong collaborative working ties with anti-trafficking NGOs, local media, donor organizations, and regional partners. Courts convicted fewer traffickers,” the report reads.

 

Read more   about Armenia in Report  here

 

Did you know?

 

  • The proportion of children among the detected victims is increasing: one in three is a child; most of them are girls – two out of every three children trafficked are girls.
  • Women and girls make up 70 per cent of detected trafficking victims worldwide

  • The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, published by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in November 2014, found victims from 152 nationalities in 124 countries – this is most likely the visible tip of a very large iceberg
  • 146 countries and territories have enacted legislation criminalizing all aspects of trafficking; 18 have partial legislation; 9 countries have no legislation against human trafficking

  • Child trafficking is a major concern in some regions – in Africa and the Middle East children constitute 62 per cent of detected victims.

 

 

Source : Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014

 

 

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