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Report of the Expert Group on Strategies for Combating the Trafficking of Women and Children

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Trafficking of people (mostly women and children) for commercial sexual activities and forced labour is one of the fastest growing areas of international criminal activity – and one that is of huge concern. Trafficking in humans is now considered the third largest source of organised crime after drugs and arms. The Commonwealth Law Ministers at the 1999 meeting in Trinidad and Tobago concluded that the Commonwealth Secretariat should propose strategies to assist countries in developing national and regional initiatives against human trafficking. This title is the result of these proposals.

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Conclusion

Trafficking is an increasingly important development issue, particularly for many of the poorest countries in the world. Trafficking in women and children is a major component of global trafficking, although the precise magnitude cannot be known due to the dearth and unreliability of data. Sex trafficking in women and children is similarly a significant component of global trafficking.

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