Countering Human Trafficking

Countering human trafficking in Ukraine: tendencies and challenges

Human trafficking is a phenomenon still existing in the modern world. It encompasses the use of force, coercion, fraud, taking advantage of people’s vulnerable position in order to exploit them. In addition, it is a severe violation of human rights and freedoms that is subject to criminal liability. That is why questions arise about the scope of this phenomenon in Ukraine and barriers on the way of dealing with it.

Representatives of iDemocracy: Only by raising actual problems, we can move away from political expediency of tackling human trafficking

Nowadays one of the most dishonourable phenomenon still existing in the modern world is human trafficking. This phenomenon violates human rights, humiliates a person's honour and dignity. Every year millions of people all over the world who search for better life get in slave trade. According to estimates by the International Center for the Prevention of Crime, annual financial flow of this transnational crime comprises $30 bln. It makes human trafficking the second largest source of сriminal business in the world.

NGO iDemocracy will join the discussion of tendencies on countering human trafficking and the ways on how to deal with this phenomenon in Ukraine

In order to increase public awareness of human trafficking, update this issue and familiarize with current global trends in the fight against this phenomenon and to define the problem solutions in Ukraine, a round table «Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. International experience and current trends» will be held by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Law Enforcement.