human trafficking

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European Parliament Plenary Session – February 2021

With the coronavirus continuing to rage throughout Europe, Parliament’s plenary agenda focuses firmly on getting beyond the crisis. Continue reading

Victims of trafficking in human beings [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for victims of trafficking in human beings. Continue reading

The gender dimension of human trafficking

Written by Sofija Voronova and Anja Radjenovic Human trafficking is a serious crime and a violation of human rights. It is on the rise due to increasing mobility, the development of new technologies and the generally low risks and high profit involved. Data on the prevalence of this crime show that the majority of its … Continue reading

Trafficking in Women

Written by Anja Radjenovic Trafficking in persons for the purpose of any form of exploitation is a serious crime and a violation of human rights. According to the UNOCD Report on Trafficking in Persons women and girls account for 70 per cent of detected trafficking victims worldwide. This is due to the fact that the … Continue reading

Tackling Europe’s migration pressure

Citizens writing to the European Parliament expressed grief about the fate of migrants who risk their lives to reach Europe, voiced their support for action to be taken in order to prevent further loss of lives, and urged the EU to tackle the growing migration pressure on EU Member States. Immigration rules are not the … Continue reading

EU mounts new maritime operation to tackle Mediterranean people traffickers

Written by Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig On 18 May 2015, the Council established a new Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operation – EUNAVFOR MED, with the aim of disrupting the business model of human smugglers and traffickers in the Mediterranean. The EU is currently seeking both a UN Security Council (UNSC) mandate and consent from Libya for … Continue reading

Universal Children’s Day 2014

Written by Conall Devaney 20 November 2014 is Universal Children’s Day. This annual event is promoted by the United Nations, with member countries encouraged to raise awareness of issues which specifically effect children such as potential infringements on their basic rights, access (or lack of) to education and both the physical and psychological abuse which many … Continue reading

Justice and home affairs after the Stockholm Programme

The past 15 years have brought some major developments in the area of freedom, security and justice with the adoption of a large number of legal instruments covering a wide range of subject matters and procedures. The European Commission has brought forward more than 50 initiatives in this area in the last four years. The … Continue reading

The problem of human trafficking in the European Union

Although “human trafficking” has been defined at international level and criminalised throughout the EU, little is known about what is a complex crime. The EU attracts large numbers of irregular migrants, some of whom are deceived or coerced into various forms of exploitation. Moreover, EU citizens themselves are often part of the trafficking process, either … Continue reading

Fighting organised crime: our products that support the EP’s work

For our part, we have produced a set of library products aiming to support the work of the Committee and will continue to do so. Now, in order to provide a comprehensive and complete overview of the topic, we present them all here. If you need a short, but in-depth analysis we suggest you look … Continue reading

Trafficking in Women

Trafficking in women is a growing market, comparable with the volumes traded in drugs and weapons. Although trafficking affects both men and women, it is not gender-neutral, as women are especially vulnerable to trafficking due to their economic and social position, as well as due to the migration process. Therefore it is important to understand the gender-factors that increase … Continue reading


Updated on 25 September 2013 The widespread preference for sons is deeply rooted in many cultures. Socio-economic developments, together with much greater accessibility of prenatal diagnostics, has resulted, mainly through sex-selective abortion, in a huge gap between male and female populations. According to various estimates, between 160 and 200 million women are “missing”, measured against … Continue reading

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