Nordic-Baltic Campaign Against Trafficking in Women

Final report 2002


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Trafficking in women and children is not a new phenomenon in the Nordic-Baltic region. However, the magnitude, forms and impact are more alarming and devasting than before. The Nordic-Baltic Campaign Against Trafficking in Women was carried out in 2002 in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The countries involved in the the campaign have over the years experienced serious problems with trafficking in human beings, especially for the purpose of sexual exploitation. In recent years, the countries have put great efforts into developing national legal, policy, and practical measures to counteract trafficking in human beings. This report includes the various activities carried out in each of the participating countries during the campaign year. The report also includes a summary of the national legal frameworks of these countries as of the end of March 2003 and the statement and recommendations from the informal meeting of Nordic and Baltic ministers for Gender Equality, Justice and Interior in april 2003.
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