women trafficking

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TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN IN BALTIC STATES: THE EXTENT OF THE CHALLENGE AND SEARCH FOR EFFECTIVE REMEDIES
(Regional Seminar Report) (IOM, 2001)

This report presents summary of proceedings from the Regional Seminar in Vilnius and recapitulates the main points that emerged during its presentations and discussions. This seminar was an opportunity to summarize the results of the implemented IOM research project and present its findings to the audience. It was also a chance to present the IOM information campaign in Baltic States, including its conceptual framework and the “Human Marionette” visual design. Discussions and comments provided valuable feedback to designing IOM’s further measures in combating trafficking in women in the Baltic States, chiefly information campaign and administrative capacity building. Seminar proved to be an important event in promoting networking and consolidating working links between key actors active in combating in trafficking in women.

PUBLIC PERCEPTION AND AWARENESS OF TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN IN THE BALTIC STATES (IOM, 2001)

This survey was carried out in preparation for launching a counter-trafficking information campaign, particularly in order to find out the general public attitude in the Baltic States towards trafficking in human beings, especially in women, and views on migration in general. In particular, it was important to assess whether the people knew whom to address for help if their family or friends fell victims of trafficking. According to the findings of the study, awareness on these issues is rather low. Another purpose of this research was to prepare grounds for an effective and well-targeted IOM counter-trafficking information campaign in the Baltic States. In total, the results of the study are likely to be of interest to the academic community as well as to practitioners working in the field of preventing trafficking in women.

TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN AND PROSTITUTION IN THE BALTIC STATES: SOCIAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS (IOM, 2001)

The book offers a comprehensive picture on trafficking in women in the Baltic states, and suggests some practical measures how to contribute to its effective prevention. The sociological reports provide a deep analysis of impact of societal and historical development on the increase of the prostitution and trafficking in women in the Baltic states since early 1990s. The legal research overviews international and EU legislation related to counter-trafficking measures, moving to the analysis of relevant issues in the Baltic States, and identifying remaining legal and administrative gaps.

PREVENTION OF TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN IN THE BALTIC STATES: FINAL REPORT (IOM, 2002)

This report presents one of the biggest counter-trafficking projects in the Baltic countries – IOM’s wide scale regional information campaign against trafficking in women. The project “Prevention of Trafficking in Women in the Baltic States – Information campaign”, sponsored by SIDA, was implemented in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 2001-2002. The purpose of the information campaign was to increase awareness about trafficking in women in the Baltic States and prevent future trafficking from the region. The project targeted general public, and especially potential victims, as well as relevant authorities and NGOs in the Baltic States. During the project information has been disseminated through variety of measures, all of which are described in detail in this report.

PUBLIC PERCEPTION AND AWARENESS OF TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN IN THE BALTIC STATES (2) (IOM, 2002)

This publication presents comparison of two public opinion surveys focusing on the problems of trafficking in women in the Baltic States. The surveys carried out in 2001 and 2002 have covered not only public attitudes and the level of awareness concerning trafficking in women, but also addressed related topics, like the perceived reasons of women’s migration from the Baltics, information sources used when searching for employment abroad, as well as victimological aspect of the problem. In the second public opinion poll (year 2002) some extra questions were added to at least partially evaluate the effectiveness of the prevention campaign against trafficking in women carried out in the Baltic States by IOM in the year 2001-2002. The results of the two surveys presented the possibility not only to evaluate public awareness of trafficking in women problems, but also to track changes that occurred during one year in the public perception of the problem.

PREKYBA MOTERIMIS BALTIJOS ŠALYSE: VISUOMENĖS POŽIŪRIS IR INFORMUOTUMAS (TMO, 2002)

Šis leidinys pristato dviejų viešosios nuomonės apklausų rezultatus, atskleidžiančius Baltijos šalių visuomenių požiūrį į prekybos moterimis problemą. 2001 ir 2002 m. atliktose apklausose buvo tiriama ne tik visuomenės nuomonė apie prekybą moterimis, bet ir kitos artimos temos, kaip antai, moterų migracijos iš Baltijos šalių priežastys, informacijos šaltiniai, pasitelkiami ieškant darbo užsienyje, ir kt. Antroji visuomenės nuomonės apklausa (2002 m.) buvo tokia pati, kaip ir pirmoji (2001 m.), išskyrus keletą papildomų klausimų apie kovos su prekyba moterimis informacinę kampaniją, vykusią tarp šių visuomenės nuomonės tyrimų. Papildomieji klausimai padėjo bent iš dalies įvertinti Baltijos šalyse 2001-2002 m. TMO vykdytos prekybos moterimis prevencijos kampanijos veiksmingumą. Šių tyrimų rezultatai leido ne tik įvertinti visuomenės žinias apie prekybos moterimis problemas, bet ir atskleidė, jog Baltijos valstybėse per metus pagal kai kuriuos rodiklius įvyko tam tikrų pokyčių požiūryje į šį reiškinį.

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