Exact data on trafficking victims not available in Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - Trafficking is not only transportation of people abroad, said OSCE special representative for combating traffiking in human being Eva Biaudet at the news conference. According to her, human trafficking is frequently implemented inside the country. Eva Biaudet brought up numerous examples of people exploitation, touched upon all variants of the trade in people and stressed the necessity of comprehensive approach in finding solutions to the problem.

Answering the question of a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, what are the main goals of the newly opened Help Center for Trafficking Victims, Eva Biaudet particularly told, that the center is aimed at studying the problem of trafficking in the country.

According to her, raised public awareness of all possible options of human trading contributes to its further prevention.

The data on trafficking victims on the territory of Armenia is not exact and should be corrected. According to the data of non-governmental organizations, the number of detected crimes in the area of human trafficking was 8 in 2007 and 4 in 2008 in Armenia. Eva Bede also noted, that 80 per cent of trafficking victims are women.
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