According to the latest statistics at least 12 million people are caught in the cycle of human trafficking. Based on data from selected European countries, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) says that 95 percent of the victims have also experienced physical or sexual violence.
If these stats aren’t depressing enough, the OSCE also says that prosecutions of trafficking cases have been at a standstill since 2001.
In the latest edition of ISN Podcasts, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Eva Biaudet discusses how the Organization is tackling trafficking, our theme for this week, and the role the EU should play.
- The Somaly Mam Foundation is highlighted in our IR Directory, along with Acting for Women in Distressing Situations (ASEFIP).
- We’re also featuring three partners involved in the fight against human trafficking: Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour (SAP-FL), Cimera and of course the OSCE.