|Title:||Poverty and Trafficking in Human Beings: A strategy for combating trafficking in human beings through Swedish international development cooperation|
|Categories:||7. Obchod s lidmi|
|Authors:||Ministry for Foreign Affairs|
|Number of pages:||55|
Increasing numbers of women and children are the victims of traffickers in human beings. Women and children are being reduced to commodities traded on an international market. They are marketed, transported and sold to be exploited in prostitution, pornography and forced labour. This is a modern form of slave trade that must be combated. Trafficking in human beings is a complex problem rooted in poverty, marginalization, and ideas about the subordination of women and children as well as in inadequate protection of human rights. Combating human trafficking is no simple task. A wide range of action is needed in several policy areas and sectors of society. The problem crosses national borders and therefore requires cooperation between countries. Sweden is one of the countries that has paid attention to the problem of trafficking in human beings and has taken active measures to combat it both at a national level and in other parts of the world. The Government’s intention is to use this strategy to strengthen the efforts Sweden is taking within the framework of its international development cooperation to combat human trafficking and also to provide these measures with a long-term focus and with a firm institutional setting.
Jan O. Karlsson Minister for Development Cooperation, Migration and Asylum Policy
Knihovna: Poverty and Trafficking in Human Beings: A strategy for combating trafficking in human beings through Swedish international development cooperation