Child Trafficking

EC: public consultations on children’s rights

All citizens and organizations, especially those dealing with children's rights, are welcome to contribute to the consultation of European Commission's Communication on the Rights of the Child (2011-2014). The objective of the Communication is to further advance the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, first launched in 2006.

Disappearing, departing, running away. A surfeit of children in Europe?

A study carried out by Terre des hommes in Belgium, France, Spain and Switzerland on the disappearance of unaccompanied foreign minors placed in institutions. The study has been conducted in 2008 and 2009. It's main value is that it deals with an issue which receives too little attention and aims to make visible children who had become invisible. The report of the study is based on comparison of the situation in four European countries receiving migrant children, and formulates a series of universal recommendations based on these observations.

Expert seminar in Copenhagen – information management to prevent child trafficking

On 15th-16th June 2010 25 experts from the Baltic Sea Region met to discuss situation of children in the asylum system and children in migration in relation to the risk trafficking. The seminar was organised by Save the Children Denmark in cooperation with the EGCC, Caritas Lithuania and Tartu Child Support Centre. The participants met to discuss information channels and structures established among various groups of professionals and how can a better information management contribute to more comprehensive and adequate protection systems for children at risk of trafficking.

Trafficking in Persons Report 2010

Tenth Trafficking in Persons Report is already available. The report, issued by the U.S. Department of State, estimates the number of children and adults being forced into labour or prostitution all around the world on 12,3 million. The report is the most comprehensive and up-to-date international document referring to human trafficking. It covers 177 countries and different aspects of the phenomenon. The aim of the report is to raise awareness of the worldwide existence of human trafficking and to initiate actions that will lead to its elimination.